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New Plicata 

Jr OR garden color galore, for 
cutting, for exhibition, for a hob- 
by .. . the one garden plant that 
succeeds in hot climates and cold 
ones as well. Easy to grow, in most 
any soil, and at a price to suit the 
beginner with a modest purse or 
the connoisseur with unlimited 
means. Once planted they will 
grow and increase naturally in 
your garden, the clumps becom- 
ing bigger and more gorgeous 
each blooming season ! 

Time of Shipment, Terms, When to Plant, 
Cultural Tips, Etc., on Page 51. 

. . Ik* RROOM 

TAHOLAH (Gibson, 1956} Each $25.00 

The picture on page two — at the right — will convey 
a much more complete and accurate description of 
this new plicata than simple words can tell. We had 
this big ruffled novelty on trial in our display garden 
for two seasons before deciding to introduce it jointly 
with Tell Muhlestein. The ground color is creamy 
ivory, the standards heavily shaded cinnamon-red 
and the falls are evenly brushed with this same rus- 
set-red tint on the haft and at the outer edges. Long 
lasting, very large, on stout 3 -foot stems. The Indian 
name means "Village by the Sea." 

GARDEN GOLD (Hall, 1956) Each $20.00 

Solid, deep chrome-yellow throughout, except for the 
fiery orange-red beard. Mr. Hall has been trying for 
years to produce a yellow Iris with a red beard and 
this is the first introduction of this series. While the 
beard is not actually red it is so deep an orange tone 
as to appear almost red and certainly sets this Iris 
apart from all other yellows. Seedling No. 53-21; 36 


HARVEST SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, 1956) Each $15.00 

A smooth blend of gold and apricot, the standards solid ap- 
ricot faintly tinted rose, the falls bright old gold shading to 
apricot near the margins. Beard is orange-yellow. The flowers 
are well tailored, just slightly waved at the edges of the falls. 
Substance is thick and the petal surface glistens with myriad 
golden particles. A clump produces lots of bloom thus making 
it an ideal variety for mass effect in the garden. 3 feet; mid- 


EVELYN BYE (Kleinsorge, 1956) Each $20.00 

Shown on the back cover of this catalog ... A very 
lovely harmony of cocoa, blue, violet and old gold. 
Something different in the family of delightful blends 
from this master hybridizer of elusive tints. Falls 
are especially wide, flaring, and are slightly ruffled. 
Large flowers; height 35 inches. This Iris is named 
for our secretary, known by visitors from far and 
near these past 15 years. 

PRINCE OF MONACO (Kleinsorge, 1956) Each $20.00 
A regal flower in two shades of purple, heavily suffused 
brown on the haft and sporting a rich yellow beard. The 
standards are brilliant violet-blue, with crinkled appear- 
ance of a Poppy petal. The broad falls flare out widely 
and are waved at the edges, a lustrous deep violet-purple 
which has the appearance of heavy velvet. Stalks are 
strong and reach almost 4 feet in height. This is one of 
the most richly hued Iris we have ever introduced and 
the first one in this combination of colors. 

APPLAUSE (Hall, 1956) Each $15.00 

A color break in the quest for new pinks. This new Iris 
is not pink ... it is a self of light mauve-lilac with odd 
markings of violet irregularly spaced on the falls. The flow- 
ers are large with broad segments, very freely produced 
on well branched stems, 3 feet tall. A novel flower indi- 
vidually and a beautiful mass of color. 


NUEVO LAREDO (Kleinsorge, 1956) Each $20.00 

This distinct Iris is an odd shade of coppery tan with suf- 
fusions of violet and brown. It is very large in size, the 
petals waved and curled in the manner of Cascade Splendor, 
to which it is related. The growth is vigorous, with tall 
stems and ideal branching. The picture alongside is a very 
good likeness. Named for the colorful Mexican town on 
the Rio Grande. Height 3V2 to 4 feet. 

SWEET REFRAIN (Hall, 1956) Each $20.00 

Here we have an addition to the popular and ever-increas- 
ing list of new pinks. The picture below speaks for itself, 
however, and you can see why we selected this as Mr. Hall's 
best seedling when it first bloomed in 1952. Not only does 
it have more depth of color than most others introduced 
up to this time, but it also possesses great width of 
petals and widely flaring falls. Note the ruffling and 
swirling of the petals and the deep tangerine-red beard. 
We think that Sweet Refrain is destined to be 
one of the most admired of all the pinks. Height 3 
feet, well branched and above average in size. Seedling 
No. 52-45. 


ADMIRAL NIMITZ (Graves, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A spectatiilai white horn a famous introducer. The crisp, Hrin 
liovvers, with closely domed standards and semi-flaring falls are large 
and very white, surmounted by a thick brilliant gold beard. This 
combination of color and form suggests a naval officer in white with 
rich gold shoulder ornaments. Fine spacing of flowers, a huskv 
grower, 36 to 42 inches in height. HM .MS. 1948. 

ALBORAK (Deforest, '52) Each $6.00 

A very large brown and copper-russet flower, having wide spreading 
falls with extremely wide hafts. .\ light brown garden effect in an 
Iris which many judges regard as absolutely perfect in forrh. Three 
feet in height, finely branched. HM AIS, 1953. 

ALI BABA fLyon, '52) Each $5.00 

Rich brown-red, the standards spectrum-taupe flushed garnet-brown. 
The texture of the petals is like heavy velvet and it does not burn 
or wilt in the sun. Large flowers, on 44-inch stalks ... a seedling 
of Ranger x Cordovan. HM AIS, 1954. 

ALLINE ROGERS fK/emsorge, '50; Each $1.50 

The form of this flower resembles Cascade Splendor, one of its 
parents, but the color inclines more to pink or rose, with just a 
suggestion of ashes of roses in its cast. There is considerable gold 
in the blending of color, especially near the haft. Style arms and 
beard are both golden yellow. Falls are wide and quite flat, stand- 
ards upright and closed, the entire flower heavily ruffled. 34 inches. 
HM AIS, 1951. 

AMANDINE fDoug/as, '46; Each $1.00 

Large flaring cream self, slightly flushed with lemon. The wide 
flaring falls are slightly ruffled and the standards are nicely domed. 
Height 3 feet. Winner of the President's Cup at the .AIS meeting 
in Nashville in 1948. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. Shown on page 38. 

AMIGO (Williamson, '34) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

This richly colored Iris suggests purple Pansies, with its velvety 
texture and sharp contrasting shades of blue and violet. Standards 
are clear light violet-blue; falls intense violet-purple edged the color 
of the standards. 34 inches tall, a fine grower and good reliable 
bloomer. HM AIS. 1936; AM, 1938. 

ANNETTE (Hall, '55) Each $10.00 

A tawny deep rose with widely flaring, almost flat, falls. The en- 
tire flower carries a coppery cast but the center is all aglow with 
the brilliant red beards. Quite different from other Hall things. 
34 inches tall. See page 29. 

ARABI PASHA (Aniey, '53) Each $5.00 

Deep cornflower-blue with blue-tipped beard. A new one from 
England which won the Dykes Medal there in 1953 and is about 
the most \i\id deep blue we have ever seen. Very few plants. 


BALLET DANCER (Kleinsorge, '49) Each $1.00 

Resembling the swirling skirt in a "pirouette" this distinctive 
apricot-tan is another Cascade Splendor seedling and a sister of 
Minuet. Standards are large, full and closed. The falls are almost 
horizontal, very broad, waved and crimped at the rim. Fonri is only 
one special attribute . . . the coloring is delightful— a huffy golden 
apricot self which carries well. 38 inches, large and well branched. 
H.M .\IS, 1949: AM. 1952. Illustrated on page 34. 

BALMUNG (H. Sass, '39) 

Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

The ground color is a definite yellow and the markings are peppered 
on in cinnamon-brown. Much larger than others of this series, 
with tall stems and good habit. HM .MS, 1940; AM. 1942. 
See page 39. 

BEECHLEAF (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $25.00 

This seedling of Pretty Quadroon has attracted a lot of attention 
for the past three seasons. It is more ruffled than its parent and, 
while bearing some resemblance because of its brownish hue, it is 
more coppery and is enlivened by a violet undertone. The beard 
is orange-brown. Very large blooms on 3-foot stalks. HM AIS, 1955. 


ARGUS PHEASANT (DeForesf, '48) Each $2.00 

A smooth soft brown which has become justly famous. Deeper in 
tone and more metallic in finish than Pretty Quadroon . . . they 
form a team of the two most beautiful brown Irises of the day. 
Huge flowers with broad flaring falls and wide standards; orange- 
brown beard. 38 inches tall. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950; Dykes Medal, 
1952. Shown on page 11. 

AUNT AMORET CCra/g, '57 j Each $3.50 

.An unusual fancy plicata, white with violet-blue markings which 
appear to be brushed or stippled on. Excellent form, slightly ruf- 
fled, with lots of flowers. Height 3 feet. 

AUTUMN BROWN (Lowry, '52) Each $10.00 

Glo^ving chestnut-brown, a blend of rich brown with an underlay of 
red-purple and burnished gold. Standards are closed and the broad 
falls cune at the tips. Very late, on 38-inch stalks. HM .AIS, 1952. 

BALLERINA (Ha//, '51; Each $3.00 

-A very large, ruHled, wide petaled flamingo-pink self with deep 
orange beard. It is a medium to light tone of pink . . . not pale 
but having plenty of color, a shade lighter than Cherie. Petals are 
thick and lustrous, the form ideal. Husky stems 3 feet tall, with 
excellent branching. Hit Parade is one parent. Cherie a grand- 
parent. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. Shown on page 10. 

BELLERIVE fBenson, '50j Each $1.50 

.A deep cream flower which won the President's Cup at the AIS con- 
vention in St. Louis in 1952. Thickly textured, well formed, and 
with slightly rufiled petals. It is a heavy producer of large blossoms 
on 36- to 40-inch stems. 

BERKELEY GOLD (Salbach, '42) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

This fine yellow continues to hold a place near the top in the list 
of 100 best Iris. Absolutely perfect in fonn, on stems that average 
3 feet and over, well branched and with flowers of ver\' rich solid 
yellow, it is regarded by many judges as the world's best yellow Iris. 
HM AIS, 1944; AM. 1946. 

BIG TIME fLapham, '57; Each $6.50 

This is a big new deep red with a rosy cast in the standards. Falls 
are velvety and appear almost black-red in certain lights. Hafts are 
bro^vnish and the beard is bronzy orange-yellow. Huge in size and 
a good grower. 31/2 feet, well branched. 

BLACK CASTLE (Schreiner, '53) Each $7.50 

.As Da\e Hall has become famous for pinks, the Schreiners have been 
foremost in the production of blacks. Here is one they describe as 
having reached "almost the limit of this coloring" and very close 
to jet. The orange beard is indescribably rich. 32 inches. Few 
plants. See page 21. 

BLACK FOREST (Schreiner, '45) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

"Black as pitch" says the introducer. A rich, silky ebony-blue-black, 
the effect of which is intensified by a very solid haft and a blackish 
blue beard. Medium in height, with flaring falls. HM AIS. 1946; 
AM, 1948. Shown on page 35. 

BLACK HILLS CFay, '57; Each $5.00 

A very tall ebony-black Iris with lots of bloom, widely spaced on 
the stem. We have grown it to a height of 4 feet. Just about the 
same depth as Black Forest, larger, and twice the stature. AM AIS, 

BLACK RUBY fDo/man, '49j Each $1.00 

An almost black-red, extra smooth and glossy. It is very early, being 
one of the first of the tall bearded Iris to open. Hafts are clean and 
devoid of markings, the bronze-gold beard seemingly placed on a 
solid piece of velvety crimson-black. Branching is good and the 
stems are about 34 to 36 inches in height. Increases rapidlv and 
soon forms a fine clump. HC AIS, 1946; HM, 1949. 

BLIZZARD (Knowlton, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Finest and purest white of a series of Snow Flurry seedlings bred 
by the President of the American Iris Society. Very tall, the large 
flowers frilled and ruflled with bright yellow beard. 

BLUEBEARD fHo//, '55; Each $10.00 

A large deep blue with very full flaring falls which droop grace- 
fully near the tips. The beard is not blue, but has blue tips which 
make it appear blue all over. Silky sheen and brilliant color! 3 feet. 
Shown on page 22. 

BLUE ENSIGN fMeyer, '37; Each $1.00 

An English origination of remarkable blue tone, referred to as royal 
blue, with blue beard. Stock is not plentiful, even though intro- 
duced some years ago. Dykes Medal in 1950. Height 33 in. 


BLUE FRILLS (Stephenson, '46) Each 75c 

Pure azure-blue, darker than Great Lakes but still a light blue Iris. 
Clear and uniform in color, the flowers rounded in style, and of a 
rich glossy texture. The blue-tinged beard adds to the color note. 
34 inches. 

CAIRO (Kleinsorge, '52) Each $4.00 

A great, spreading, broad petaled flower in light tan, with tawny 
yellow overtone and a buffy suffusion near the haft. The horizontal 
falls flare out to a full 7 inches, curling at the tips. Beard is bronze- 
yellow and there is some fine brown netting on the shoulders of 
the falls. Height 40 inches. 

BLUE HAWAII (Schreiner, '54) Each $6.00 

Rich marine-blue, a bright shade which gives a definite blue effect 
in the garden. Very large and fully formed flowers, slightly ruffled 
as in the case of Snow Flurry, one of its parents. 3'/2 feet tall. 

BLUE RHYTHM (Whifing, '45) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Very large flowers of cornflower-blue, softened by a silvery overtone. 
The large standards are arched and domed, the broad falls are semi- 
flaring with smoothly colored hafts. Growing from 3 to 4 feet in 
height, perfectly branched, we consider it just about tops as a blue 
Iris. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947; Dykes Medal, 1950. 

CAMPFIRE GLOW (Whiting, '47) Each $1.50 

Glowing ruby self, heavily overlaid with bright copper which gives 
it a metallic sheen. A genuine self with no haft markings— even 
the beard is deep copper-red. Wide and full form but the flowers 
are of medium size. Substance is firm and the blooming season very 
long. Height 30 to 36 inches. A very rare color gem. HM AIS, 
1947. See page 9. 

BLUE SAPPHIRE (Schreiner, '53) Each $5.00 

"Heavenly blue" is a phrase befitting this new ruffled addition to 
an increasingly popular color class. Lighter in tone than many 
others, with a glowing gold beard; it is large in size, on tall and 
well-branched stalks which defy both wind and rain. It makes one 
of the finest clumps in any garden. HM AIS, 1954. 

BLUE SHIMMER (J. Sass, '42) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

An entirely different plicata. Clean, sparkling white witli an all- 
over pattern of clear blue stippling. The blue seems to be peppered 
on the white background in an even manner, rather than the 
familiar buttonhole-stitch style. The flowers are extremely large 
and full. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. See page 39. 

BRIAR ROSE (Hall, '55) Each $15.00 

1 lom pink breeding came this deep rose-to-raspberry affair! While 
tlie picture does not show it, freshly opened flowers sport a small 
blue blaze just below the beard. This disappears on the mature 
blossom. Very tall and very late, with a geranium-red beard. Shown 
on page 24. 

BRYCE CANYON (Kleinsorge, '44) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A distinct and warm shade of henna-copper, self coloretl antl so 
named because of tiie similar colors foiuicl in the rock formations 
of one of America's most famous tourist attractions. It has espe- 
cially broad hafts, large, rounded falls, and finely held standards. 
The picture on page 37 is an excellent likeness. HM AIS. 1945; 
AM, 1947. Three feet and over in height. 

BURGUNDY ROSE (Hall, '46) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Rudled dark rosy amethyst, a very strong and bright splash of color 
in the garden. The falls carry rather prominent veins of darker 
tone. A self, borne on heavy, well branched stalks just slightly under 
3 feet in height. 

BURGUNDY SPLASH (Craig, '49) Each $3.00 

This new plicata is a big Iris, very well formed, the standards sub- 
dued burgundy-red and the broad falls a creamy yellow ground 
heavily stippled richer and more intense with burgundy with a 
1-inch border. A splash of burgundy indeed! 

BURMESE RVBY (Muhlestein,' 49) Each $1.00 

Wonderful red color, a deep shade of garnet. This variety needs 
slight shade because the flowers are apt to burn in hot afternoon 
sun. 3-foot stems, slender foliage. 


CAROLINE JANE (DeForest, '51) Each $7.50 

There are many plicalas in white with blue stitchings or dots, but 
this new one appears to be the \ery finest of all. Flowers are huge, 
the stems very tall, and the white ground glistens like snow. Mark- 
ings are clean and distinct— a delicate violet-blue. Must be seen to 
be fully appreciated. Very limited stock. HM AIS, 1951: .AM, 1955. 

CASA MORENA CDeFores/, '43; Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Large flowers— yes, extra large— of deep, glistening, rich brown. 
Same solid color on standards and falls. Styles yellowish; beard 
brownish orange. Not just a novelty, but a flower that adds an 
entirely new, rich note to the garden picture. See the accurate 
picture on page 32— the picture, of course, is much reduced in size. 
Height 38 inches. HM AIS. 1944; AM, 1946. 

CADILLAC (Hall, '56) Each $10.00 

A very early and free blooming rich flamingo pink with red-orange 
beard. We selected it for introduction 2 years ago but it bloomed 
so heavily we did not have enough plants. Real pink, named in 
honor of the Men's Garden Club of Detroit. Large flowers. 36-inch 

CASCADE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, '45) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Very large ruffled pink, tan and apricot blend, with extra heavy 
stalk 40 inches tall and bearing up to 10 flowers. The ruffling is 
more pronounced than in any Iris we have ever introduced and is 
most unusual in so large an Iris. It blooms late. HM AIS. 1945; 
AM, 1947. See page 32 for an excellent kodachrome of this flower. 

CAHOKIA (Fought, '48) Each $2.00 

Large exquisitely formed flowers of light butterfly-blue delicatelv 
veined deeper. There is no hint of lavender in the color and the 
haft is smooth and clean. Bright golden yellow beard. 42 inches 
tall, with widely spaced branches. HM AIS, 1949; .\M. 1951. See 
page 12. 

CASCADIAN (Linse, '52) Each $6.00 

.\ rulHed, cool, crisp, pure white with greenish midrib visible from 
beneath. The beard is also white. From Snow Flurry crossed with 
Cloud Castle, it may be a little tender for cold sections, but else- 
where it is surely one of the largest and most striking pure whites 
in commerce. HM AIS, 1955. 




CATHEDRAL BELLS (Wallace, '53) Each $7.50 

.\ grand new pink with a hint of shrimp in its mai<.e-up. At the 
A IS Convention in Boston it attracted much attention and 
comment. Heavy substance in nicely formed ruffled flowers on 
42 inch stalks. Very fine! HM AIS. 1953. 

CATHERINE CLAAR (E. Claar, '55) Each $10.00 

Sliown on page 7. .An almost black and white addition to the 
.Amigo and Wabash class, on stems which reach to 3'/2 feet. 
Falls are broad and velvety and solid to the center. One of 
the very latest to Hower. 

CHAMOIS (Kleinsorge, '44) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

One of the largest Irises w^ have ever introduced, beautifully 
formed, both standards and falls waved at the edges. It is pure 
chamois in color, standards and falls identical, the beard yellow, 
lipped bronze. There are no veinings or markings of any kind; 
the petals have a soft, satiny finish and glisten with myriad 
frosty particles. We are certain that you will find this Iris 
different from any other you have ever seen. HM AIS, 194,5; 
AM, 1948. See page 38. 

CHANTILLY (Hall, '45) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A rullled orchid-pink. The edges of both standards and falls 
are so heavily ruffled and frilled that they have the appearance 
of being edged with lace of a lighter shade than the rest of the 
flower. From the same line of breeding as the famous flamingo- 
pinks. 36-inch stems, strong and well branched. HM .AIS. 1945; 
AM, 1947. 

CHERIE (Hall, '47) Each $2.50 

Most famous of all the new Hall "flamingo-pinks." A large, 
ruffled, full bodied pink self of excellent form and substance 
with a deep tangerine beard. The 34-inch stems are stout and 
well branched; growth is vigorous and increase above average. 
Well illustrated on page II HM MS, 1947; AM. 1949; Dykes 
Medal, 1951. 

CHIVALRY (Wills, '44) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This outstanding big blue won the Dykes Medal in 1947. Of 
smooth, medium blue color, large in size and quite ruffled, a 
sturdy growing Iris with every good point. It is one of the 
most sought after varieties of the day. Illustrated on page 26. 



CLIFFS OF DOVER (Fay, '53) Each $7.50 

Large, flaring and ruffled clear white of great substance. There are no 
haft markings and the beard is light yellow. This is the best of a number 
of excellent new whites produced from Snow Flunv crossed with Cahokia. 
A strong grower, hardy. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. 

CLOTH OF GOLD (Whiting, '45) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

We highly recommend this as one of the very finest yellows. Tall and 
stately, widely branched, carrying handsome deep butter-yellow flowers of 
large size, it is simply superb as a garden subject. 

CLOUD CAP (Deforesi, '50) Each $4.00 

Probably the largest pink to date, with very wide falls and an extra heavy 
bright tangerine beard. Termed "blossom pink" by the originator, the big 
flowers are borne on 31/2 to 4-foot stalks. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. Shown 
on page 16. 

COLLEGIATE fHol/, '55j Each $10.00 

This ivory-white Iris has a distinction which our picture does not quite 
properly portray. Actually, the base of the standards and the markings 
near the center are about the color of a ripe cantaloupe— neither orange 
nor yellow. Under side of the falls is yellow and the buds are yellow. 
30-34 inches in height. See page 23. 


COLONEL PRIMROSE (DeForesi, '5i; Each $3.00 

A self in s-parkling lemon-chrome with ver)' wide ruffled falls 
and closed standards. There are no haft markings and the flat 
horizontal falls are capped with a lemon-yellow beard. A dif- 
ferent and brilliant yellow. 

COLOR CARNIVAL (DeForesf, '49) Each $2.50 

A startling arrangement of colors in the range of the new pinks. 
The ground color is a deep shade of pink in both standards 
and falls, with heavy markings of vivid purple on the falls. 
Beard is tangerine-red. Big flowers, very well formed, on ex- 
lent stalks. HM AIS, 1950. 

CONGO (Schreiner, '53) Each $6.00 

The first large dark Iris with a reddish silken sheen on top of 
a coal black undertone. A very good color photo of this appears 
on page 49. Extra large, nicely branched, 42 inches in hei^t. 

CONSTANT COMMENT (Hall, '54) Each $8.00 

Pinkish apricot is probably the best way to describe the color 
of this delicious looking affair. Or, you might call it a "peachy" 
tint. At home with the pinks, and from pink breeding, it 
Haunts a heavy red-orange beard that is as brilliant as a house 
afire. Flowers are large and heavily substanced with ruffled and 
finely notched edges. Bold stalks and tfirifty foliage, a huskv 
grower. 36 inches tall. 

^> COPPER MEDALLION (Schreiner, '51) Each $3.00 

This seedling of Bryce Canvon is more coppery tone<l 
and less red than its parent— a glittering metallic copper-brown 
of large size and appealing form. Bronze-yellow beard. 38-inrli. 
well branched stalks. HM AIS, 1953. 



CORDOVAN (Kleinsorge, '46) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A seedling of Brvce\on. The coloring is close to that of cordo- 
van leather— a deep coppery oxblood tone, vei^ rich and glossy. 
Standards are coppery rose-red, the hafts are finely netted with 
minute webbing and the falls have a distinct frill or ruffle. HM AIS. 
1947; AM, 1951. See page 42. 

DANCING TIGER (Schreiner, '53) Each $6.00 

Here is a very large, jewel-bright, really yellow-ground plicata. The 
half-inch border of penny-brown is deftly cut, as if shot with fine 
slender lines on the edge of the falls. Gay and brilliant. 38 inches. 

DANUBE WAVE (Schreiner, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Deeply colored marine-blue, darker than Chivalry. Very large in 
flower, foliage and bloom stalks. The petals are broad and flaring, 
the beard bronzy orange. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1951. 

DESERT SONG (Fay, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Cream self, beautifully ruffled with extra large flowers of excellent 
proportion. Texture is especially heavy and the flowers last a long 
time in either rain or heat. Stems reach a height of 31/2 feet. 
HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1949. Shown on page 31. 






Select 6 

Alline Rogers 
Blue Elegance 
Blue Ensign 
Campfire Glow 
Fall Days 
Fire Dance 
Ft. Ticonderoga 
General Patton 
Golden Russet 
Gold Sovereign 
Heather Rose 

Jane Phillips 
Lilac Lane 
Mattie Gates 
Morning Blue 
Pagan Princess 
Pink Bountiful 
Rainbow Room 
Spanish Peaks 
Sunset Blaze 



DISTANCE fCoofe, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Silvery light blue, smooth in finish and vei'y evenly colored. There 
is no coarse veining in the flower and almost no markings at the 
haft. The white beard is quite inconspicuous. Selected from hun- 
dreds of blue seedlings by the originator of such things as Sable, 
Dreamcastle, and Pink Reflection. HM AIS, 1946; .\M, 1949. 

DREAMCASTLE fCoo/c, '43) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

An orchid-pink self, seginents very broad and of bright clear tones. 
The white beard, tinted lemon at the base, tends to emphasize the 
solid pink effiect. One of the most sought after varieties. AM .A.IS, 
1948. Shown on page 41. 

DOLLY VARDEN (Hall, '50) Each $5.00 

A very large light pink with a slight overlay of salmon. The largest 
pink of the flamingo series yet named from the Hall collection, it is 
a self with no haft markings, good form and substance, and it takes 
the sun surprisingly well. Sturdy and well branched on stems of 
38 inches. Has proven a good parent for large pinks. HM AIS, 
1950. See page 20. 

EBONY ECHO (Tompkins, '48) Each $3.50 

Deep carmine-red with rich brown o\erlay that shines like a piece 
of silk. The wide falls are horizontal arid trimmed with ruffling. 
Free blooming, on stout 33-inch stalks. Bronze beard. HM .■\IS, 
1949; AM, 1953. 


2 FOR $15.00 

Select 4 

Argus Pheasant 
Ebony Isle 
Gala Finale 
Honor Bright 
Leading Lady 

Love Story 
Melody Lone 
Pierre Menard 
Pink Plume 
Rich Raiment 
Staten Island 

Select 2 


Col. Primrose 
Golden Plover 
Java Jev/el 
Paradise Pink 

Pink Formal 

Pink Sensation 




Royal Sovereign 

Spanish Fandango 






EBONY ISLE (Deforest, '49) Each $2.00 

Rich, smooth, well formed flowers of deepest purple, in some lights 
a red-black. There are no markings of any kind to mar the sleek, 
even richness of the heavy falls. The very dark, thickly set beards 
are lipped burnt orange. In spite of its darkness it glows with color. 
33 to 36 inches: late. HM AIS, 1950. 

ELMOHR (Loomis, '42) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A\'inner of the Dykes Medal in 1945, this giant Iris has consistently 
led all others in point of sales popularity. And no wonder! The 
great blooms are daintily ruffled, of a silky texture and remarkable 
substance. The stems are well branched and at least 3 feet tall. 
Of a rich red-violet color, it is well illustrated on page 34. HM AIS, 
1942; AM, 1943. 

EL PASO fK/einsorge, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This seedling of Tobacco Road crossed with Goldbeater is a richer, 
brighter, more lively golden brown than the famous "tobacco col- 
ored" parent. It has a luminous, metallic finish which gives it ex- 
ceptional richness and a glowing quality which most browns seem 
to lack. Standards are closed and the broad falls flare gracefully. 
A large flower of medium height— about 32-34 inches; good branch- 
ing. See page 31. HM AIS, 1950. 

ELSA SASS fH. Sass, '39) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

An entirely new shade of yellow, clear sulphur, with a greenish cast 
in its depths and a near white blaze near the haft. The blossoms 
are of good size, rounded in fonn and slightly frilled at the edges. 
3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1944. 


ENCHANTRESS CHa//, '54j Each $10.00 

Delicate parchment color, faintly flushed with pink, especially in 
the standards. The central area of the falls has an overlay of amber 
and the beard is brilliant orange. Unlike any other of Mr. Hall's 
fine things, we singled it out as his best seedling in the spring of 
1950. It is an extra late Iris, with heavy stems and an enamel-like 
finish to the large flowers. 34 to 36 inches. See page 29. 

ENVOY (Deforest, '48) Each $2.00 

Among the most deeply colored of new Irises, the falls practically 
black but with a hint of brown-puiple. The beard is brilliant 
orange on a solid blackish haft. Standards are bright and silky 
with a flush of reddish purple. A very impressive thing on 34-inch 

EXTRAVAGANZA (Douglas, '44) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Almost white standards shaded cream at the base, the falls a medley 
of copper, red-lavender and deep violet, with a violet flush down the 
center. On the order of Wabash, but is more of a blend especially 
in the falls. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1947. See page 42. 

FALL DAYS (K. Smith, '47) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Glowing flower m autumn colors of copper and red. Standards rose 
and gold flushed bronze; falls rose-brown with chestnut-brown base 
and velvety finish. Five by five inches in size, over 40 inches tall 
and with many branching stems. A colorful mass of autumn-red in 
the garden. HM AIS, 1947. 

FANTASY (Hall, '47) Each $2.00 

A lovely rose and orchid-toned pink, distinctive and quite different 
in color from the flamingo-pinks. The coloring is smooth and lus- 
cious, more vivid than most in this series. Beard is tangerine-red. 
Beautiful branching, above average size, stout 30-inch stems. HM 
AIS, 1947; AM, 1949. 

FIRECRACKER (Hall, '43) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A glowing bright burgundy-red plicata, with yellow trim. Well 
named, it is one of the flashiest things in any Iris collection. The 
fairly large flowers have good substance and are carried on stout 32- 
inch stems. HM AIS, 1934. Pictured on page 31 

FIRE DANCE (Fay, '47) Each $1.50 
A much deeper, richer and taller Fire- 
cracker. Fire Dance is a burgundy-red 
plicata, both standards and falls heav- 
ily marked all over with dark wine-red, 
the ground color bufl:. Flowers are 
round and full, the falls flaring. A pro- 
lific bloomer, 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 
1947. Shown on page 9. 

FLORADORA (Hall, '47) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A medium toned flamingo-pink, of 
good form and substance on well 
branched, 30-inch stems. The blooms 
are of medium size with a geranium- 
red beard. Size of flower, foliage and 
stem are in good balance. A self with 
no haft markings. 


(K. Smith, '48) Each $1.50 

A glowing red that seems to spit fire 
from every corner of its petals. Stand- 
ards are between orange and burnt 
sienna and the falls a very velvety 
bright garnet-red. Haft is clean and 
sports a very brilliant deep orange 


Each $5.00 

The standards are chartreuse-cream 
with a flush of pink, the falls lighter 
with a pinkish orange beard. Abso- 
lutely outstanding and different. This 
is surely one of DeForest's best. Falls 
are almost horizontal and standards are 
well closed. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 
1952; AM, 1954. 

FRONT PAGE (Kleinsorge, '55) 

Each $15.00 

One of the superb seedlings of Solid 
Gold, seen and exclaimed over in 
the Kleinsorge garden since they 
flowered for the first time. The 
ground color is deep red-gold, light- 
ening to almost white on the central 
area of the falls. This is close to the 
color pattern of Prospector but the 
flower is almost twice that size and 
over three feet tall. Picture on page 6 
is close to the real thing. 

FUCHSIA fHa//, '5 J j Each $3.50 

Deeply colored raspberry-pink, or 
"fuchsia," as some have described it. 
The beard is almost red and very thick. 
A self, with somewhat flaring falls 
slightly waved at the margins. Rich 
and vivid, of medium height. Par- 
entage is Tally-Ho x Fantasy. HM 
AIS, 1953. 






FULL REWARD (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $15.00 
Another seedling of Solid Gold and one of the largest 
and most deeply toned yellows we have ever seen. The 
falls are exceptionally wide right up to the point where 
they meet the fully domed standards. Extra good 
branching and an abundance of blossoms. 3 feet or 

GALA FINALE (DeForest, '50) Each $2.00 

Strong, deep yellow, heavily overlaid Indian red and 
appears from a distance to be red. A fancy and vei7 
colorful plicata with great garden value. 36 inches tall. 

GARDEN FLAME (H. Sass, '41 ) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A very deep rose-mahogany, if you can imagine such a 
color. Called by some judges rose-red, but it is nearer 
garnet, with a deep rose and brown area about the 
center. It has no haft markings, making it one of the 
richest and handsomest of all dark Irises. Large, with 
very broad falls, and it blooms quite late. HM AIS 
1940; AM, 1943. 

GARDEN GLORY (Whifmg, '43) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A pure self of rich Bordeaux-red; a seedling from Red 
Douglas crossed with Garden Magic. This is one of the 
nearest to true red of any Iris ever flowered in our 
garden; pure, deep and rich, with no haft venation 
whatsoever. Smoothly finished with deep bronze-gold 
beard. Height 33 inches. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. 
True picture on page 40. 

GARDEN MAGIC (Grinter, '36) 

Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A \ery late, very large, and especially velvety deep red 
self. .After twenty years it continues to hold its own 
right up front among the best red Irises. Many people 
will hardly believe it costs less than a dollar! HM AIS 

GAY BORDER (DeForest, '49) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

If you like plicatas and are looking for a new and dis- 
tinct effect in this line we think you will be 
pleasantly surprised by this one. The im- 
pression is that of a clean white flower bor- 
dered and stitched with red. The wide falls 
have a touch of gold at the haft. Large, tall 
and well branched. HM AIS. 1949. See page 

GAY HEAD (Knowlton, '54) Each $20.00 

A true variegata with genuine personality. The stand- 
ards are clear bright yellow and nicely ruffled; the falls _^ . 
deep maroon with a solid border of clean yellow ex- 
tending right up to the center of the flower. There are 
no haft marks. HM AIS. 1954. Bred by Harold 
Knowlton, recent President of the American Iris Society. 

GENERAL PATTON (Kleinsorge, '47) Each $1.50 

A solid copper-brown self. Compared with Bryce Canyon, of which 
it is a seedling, it is much darker, richer and appears brown rather 
than terra cotta in tone. A metallic undertone makes it glisten in 
the sun. HM AIS, 1947. 


GOLDEN CROWN (Kleinsorge, '54) Each $15.00 

An absolutely stunning combination of old gold and richest plush- 
like brownish maroon velvet. Twice as large as Gypsy, more richly 
colored, and with flaring falls, it bears no resemblance to such fine 
variegatas as Staten Island or Spanish Fandango. They are brilliant 
and lively— Golden Crown is a luxurious combination of elegance 
and quiet majesty. It is a seedling of Spanish Fandango. 36 inches 
tall. See page 29. 

GLITTERING GOLD (Murray, '55) Each $7.50 

Huge golden orange self, one of the very largest and most imposing 
Iris we have ever seen, anywhere! VV'e purchased the stock in 1952 
and intended to introduce it the following year, but, while a grand 
grower in the South, it is slightly tender in cold or wet sections. If 
you live in the South or an arid section, where it will succeed, you 
will swear that it should rate a Dykes Medal! HC AIS, 1954. 

GOLDBEATER (Kleinsorge, '44) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A solidly colored chrome-yellow self that has invariably drawn praise 
from judges. It is all yellow, deep and bright, without markings or 
blendings of any kind and the buds themselves are like gobs of deep 
yellow paint. A good grower, fast increaser, and will make a glori- 
ous garden display. Large flowers, excellent branching. HM AIS, 
1945; AM. 1951. 

GOLDEN GLEAM fyVI/ess, '57; Each $4.00 

An odd and unusual yellow blend— dandelion-yellow ground with 
bronzy old gold striations at the haft, along with some traces of 
lavender. Slightly ruffled, very broad falls, flaring in form. 
HM AIS, 1952. 

GOLDEN RUSSET (Hall, '46) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

The unusual feature of this flower is its great size. In line 
with the name, it is golden russet in color— a self. The enormous 
flowers are 7 inches high and 9 inches wide, with broad hafts. 
Grows to 40 inches tall on very heavy stalks. Golden Russet 
will evoke many "ohs" and "ahs" from visitors. HM AIS, 1947; 
AM, 1952. 


GOLDEN PLOVER (Deforest, '50) Each $3.00 

Ven' smooth large self, of excellent flaring form, the color bright tan, a little 
deeper than golden tan. Quite late, on 38-inch stalks. HM AIS, 1951. 

GOLDEN SUNSHINE (Schreiner, '52) Each $5.00 

Not deep golden, not lemon, but a clean, clear bright yellow of an intermediate 
tone. This is a big flower with wide petals and lovely form— "soft as sunshine on 
a spring day!" 38 inches. See page 16. HM .AIS. 1954. 

GOLD RUFFLES (Muhlestein, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $4.00 

Ruffled and fluted. Medium yellow with a few deeply colored lines near the haft. 
Heavy texture, with vigorous, husky stems and bold foliage. The originator says 
it produces remarkable seedlings. Over 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1948. 


GOLD SOVEREIGN fWh/7mg, '50; Each $1.50 

Richest orange-yellow, deeper and more golden than Ola Kala. 
Flowers of medium size, stems about 34 inches tall, produced in 
profusion. Plant it near a blue spruce or any light blue flower for 
stunning effect! AM, 1953. 

GOOD NEWS (Kleinsorge, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Brilliant mustard-gold self. A much ruffled flower with immense 
wide standards, nicely domed. Falls are exactly the same color, 
with narrow band of copper shading near the outer edges. A 
sister seedling of Chamois and Bryce Canyon, not quite as tall as 
either of these, but about 33 inches in height and a profuse bloomer. 
HM AIS, 1947. Illustrated in color on page 37. 

GRAND CANYON (Kleinsorge, '41) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

An odd blend of rather deep tones of plum and copper, and gold. 
Entirely different from any Iris we have ever introduced, it is an Iris 
to be admired at close range and is especially suited to bringing 
indoors and associating with Oriental rugs. Attractively formed and 
delicately ruffled. About 40 inches tall, perfectly branched, and it 
flowers over a very long season. Very large, it is accurately shown in 
color on page 35. HM AIS, 1943: AM. 1944. 

GREAT LAKES (Cousins, '38) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A clear blue self, produced in Canada by Lyman Cousins, of London, 
Ontario. A broadly spreading regal type of flower, with handsome 
foliage and 4-foot stalks, ideally branched. Look at its record: HM 
AIS, 1939; AM, 1940; Dykes Medal, 1942. 

HALLMARK (Hall, '54) Each $15.00 

A golden apricot or carmel self in the color range of Hi-Time and 
Melody Lane. This is a very large flower, smoothly finished and 
gracefully ruffled, the falls extra broad and surmounted by a rich 
tangerine beard. Height 3 feet, well branched. HM AIS, 1954. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Hall, '52) Each $5.00 

Peer of all the flamingo-pinks to date. It is twice as large as Heritage 
and much the same shade of pink; deeper in color than Ballerina, 
much larger and more colorful than Pink Sensation. It has bowled 
over all who have seen it. Happy Birthday is not just a sumptuous 
flower ... it has bold foliage, big, heavy stalks, large rhizomes and 
increases at a rapid rate. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. 
Shown in color on page 27. 


GYPSY (Kleinsorge, '44) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Coppery gold standards and falls of solid chestnut-brown, silky 
rather than velvety. A very late Iris that brings something new into 
the variegata field. There is such a contrast in the standards and 
falls, the latter decidedly rounded and uniformly brown without 
haft markings, that it commands immediate attention. 4-foot stems, 
lots of flowers. HM AIS. 1945. 

GYPSY CLASSIC (Deforest, '50) Each $4.00 

Wide, flaring, neat flower of royal brown, having a brilliant henna 
overlay. Deep gold styles and bright orange beard. HM AIS, 1952. 



HAPPY VALLEY (Miess, '50) Each $2.50 

A beautiful, large amethyst or pleroma-violet self with intense 
orange beard tipped lemon. Heavy substance, delightfully fragrant. 
A magnificent flower! 40 inches tall. 

HEATHER ROSE (Hall, '50) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

This is a large rosy orchid-pink, but of a different shade from any 
Iris we have seen. The color is new, pleasing and very close to that 
of Scotch Heather. Form, stem and branching are all good. It is a 
vigorous grower, hardy and blooms freely. A fine Iris in every way 
and brings a bit of new color to the garden. HM AIS, 1951. 

HEIGHO (Craig, '49) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Vigorous and prolific hybrid with fine, tall, wiry stems 45 inches 
high, ideally branched. Color is clear Bradley violet, actually a light 
violet shade of blue-lavender. There is a hint of a signal patch at 
the tip of the beard. Mr. Craig regards this as one of his greatest 
accomplishments. HM AIS, 1949. 

HELEN COLLINGWOOD (K. Smith, '49) Each $4.00 

A very brilliant Iris in the neglecta class. Standards are light 
lavender, the falls bright violet-purple ... a decided contrast. Stalks 
are 40 inches tall, sturdy and vigorous. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1952. 

HELEN McGregor fGraves, '46; Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Clear pale blue, pure and uniform in color, the beard lemon-yellow. 
Of perfect form, flaring and daintily ruffled, very large, beautifully 
spaced on nice stems, it is not only supreme as a light blue but 
ranks as one of the best of modern Irises. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948; 
Dykes Medal. 1949. See page 33. 

HERITAGE (Hall, '49) Each $2.50 

A flamingo-pink of a deeper tone than Hit Parade or Cherie and an 
outstanding Iris of this color. A nice full petaled flower of heavy 
substance with slightly ruffled semi-flaring falls and nicely held 
standards. It's a smooth self with no haft markings and has a bright 
tangerine beard. A sister of Pink Sensation but is a different 
shade of pink. Height 34 inches. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951. 

HI-TIME (Hall, '50) Each $2.00 

A lustrous golden apricot color, called by some a peach-pink 
although not actually a pink at all. It has a full deep tan- 
gerine beard and is a self with no haft markings. The medium 
large flowers of heavy silky texture have fine form and are 
carried on 34-inch, well branched, strong stems. Hi-Time has 
verv dark blue-green foliage that is unusually resistant to 
leaf spot; a vigorous grower and free bloomer. HM AIS, 1950. 

HIT PARADE (Hall, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Another flamingo-pink, with some ruffling, good form and 
substance, and a little larger flower than Courtier or Flora- 
dora, carried on well branched, 34-inch stems. Color is lighter 
than Courtier and deeper than Floradora and it has the 
characteristic tangerine beard. 

HONOR BRIGHT (Deforest, '51) Each $2.00 

A large flowered plicata of spreading form. Chrome-yellow ground 
with flush of orange and a white patch on the falls. Attractive 
individually and most effective as a clump. HM AIS, 1951. 

HURRICANE fCra/g, '49j Each $2.50 

An odd but beautiful powder-blue flecked with purplish brown 
spots. This is an "oncobred" of huge size but it may not be hardv 
in the North. HM AIS, 1949. 

ILLINOIS (Hall, '49) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A great big creamy yellow, noted for its fine texture and purity of 
color. The well formed flowers are produced in wonderful pro- 
fusion on strong, 36-inch stems, extra well branched. As either a 
clump or an individual stalk it attracts all eyes in the garden. 
HC AIS, 1946; HM, 1950. 

ILLUSTRIOUS (Hall, '53) Each $3.00 

Our latest blue Iris, coming into flower with such late varieties as 
Extravaganza and Garden Glory. Blossoms are of very large size, 
uniform rich deep blue— almost indigo— and a clump is a wonderful 
sight. The smooth haft is brownish and the beard is inconspicuous. 
Widely branched, three feet tall. 


INCA CHIEF (Mitch, '52) Each $7.50 

Burnished golden bronze, evenly colored throughout. The ruffled 
flowers, with very broad hafts, are of immense size and are pro- 
duced on heavy stalks. This is one of the most talked-about of all 
recent novelties. Height about 3 feet. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. 
See page 22. 

INDIANA NIGHT (Cook, '42) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Lustrous, deep, richest velvety purple, almost black. The finest and 
most satisfying dark Iris of a long series of seedlings from the famous 
Sable. 38-inch stems, well branched, with every good quality de- 
sired in an Iris. Midseason and long lasting. HM AIS, 1942; 
AM, 1944. 

INSPIRATION (Stevens, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Brilliant cerise-rose, huge and imposing. This is the only Iris we 
have in this color— something entirely different and it happens to 
have all good points. Practically a self with slightly brownish warm 
cast on the haft. 


JAKE (Long-Sass, '43) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A white-white, with no other color in it except a trace of pale yellow 
near the center. Large flowers, well formed, free blooming and an 
easy grower. Stands right up alongside many more expensive new 

JANE PHILLIPS (Graves, '50) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A new light blue that is deeper in color than Helen McGregor, of 
which it is a seedling. It resembles its famous parent in form and 
size but because it carries more color it is distinct and worthy in its 
own right. We have seen no Iris which appears nearer true blue. 
HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1952. See page 8. 

JAVA JEWEL CDeForesf, '51 ; Each $3.00 

Bright "old gold," with size, form and substance. A smooth, irides- 
cent golden tan with greenish hue. Different from the other tan- 

JULIET (Kleinsorge, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

We think that this is one of the most colorful and fiery blends that 
we have seen. It is a sort of flame-copper, with salmon shadings, and 
the beards and central areas are a mass of brilliant burnt orange. 
Large flowers, the standards upright and well closed, the falls broad 
and distinctly flaring. Increases fast and makes a gorgeous clump. 
HM AIS, 1947. 

JUNE BRIDE (Hall, '52) Each $5.00 

The picture on page 18 is not quite right for this luscious, mouth- 
watering, deep apricot-pink with the heavy geranium-red beard. It 
is much more pink and less buff tinted than the color plate indicates. 
Such delectable shades are associated with Tuberous Begonias and 
Gladioli but we have never seen them in any Iris. Large flower, 
horizontal falls, 30 inches in height. HM AIS, 1952. 

KEENE VALLEY (K. Smifb, '49) Each $2.50 

Slightly deeper blue and much smoother than its sister, Blue Valley. 
Wide petals which flare out and are gracefully ruffled. 40 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1950. 

KEZAR LAKE fKnow/fon, '5i; Each $3.50 

A decidedly blue Iris. A seedling of Great Lakes, with clearer color, 
much less of the conspicuous veining but with the otherwise good 
features of size, form and color that have made the parent one of 
the greatest Iris of all time. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1951. 

LADDIE (Miess, '51) Each $3.00 

"Damson" blue, infused with cocoa at the haft— an unusual and 
quite different Iris in the blue class. Under certain lights the flowers 
appear to be more silver than blue. Standards are domed, the falls 
flaring and slightly ruffled. HM AIS. 1951. 

LADY BOSCAWEN (Graves, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Alabaster white perfection in color and form, slightly waved and 
ruffled. The 4-foot stems are magnificently branched, usually bring- 
ing out three of the huge blossoms at a time. The light yellow 
beard does not contrast with the pure white effect. HM AIS, 1946; 
AM, 1948. 

LADY MOHR (Salbach, '44) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A new and altogether different addition to the interesting Wm. 
Mohr family of Iris, this one brings a color combination previously 
unknown in the tall bearded group. Standards are oyster-white, 
huge and slightly fluted, with strong midribs. Falls are pale char- 
treuse or greenish yellow, with prominent veining. There is a very 
prominent dark patch surrounding the beard. HM AIS. 1944; 
.AM, 1946. Shown on page 36. 

LAKE BREEZE (Fay, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Delightful light blue-lavender, with lots of ruffling on squarely held 
falls. There are no markings on the wide hafts. Large and free 
blooming. HM AIS, 1945. 

LAKE TEHAY A (Miess, '50) Each $1.25 

A vigorous and floriferous plant with lush foliage and very blue 
flowers set with an intense yellow beard. Form is flaring to hori- 
zontal with closed standards. 42 inches, well branched. Recom- 
mended for California and the South. HM AIS, 1950. 

LAVANESQUE (Schreiner, '53) Each $9.00 

A winsomely ruffled improvement on Pink Plume. Color is an even 
shade of delicate orchid-pink, the very broad petals nicely ruffled, 
the beard and hafts rich gold. This is a very full-bodied flower in 
all its parts . . . possibly the very finest of all the orchid or lilac- 
pinks. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 19.55. 

LAVENDER & GOLD LACE (Whiting, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A charmingly different Iris with golden yellow standards flushed 
lavender and with crimped edges. Falls are lavender bordered vnth 
a distinct frill of gold lace work. Strong, hardy plants producing 
generous bloom and increase. 3 feet. 

LEADING LADY (Lyell, '50) Each $2.00 

A perky and lightly ruffled flower with bright pale yellow standards 
and creamy white falls edged yellow. A great favorite with all 
visitors as it makes a stunning clump. HM AIS. 1950; AM, 1954. 
Pictured on page 12. 


LILAC LANE (Whiting, '47) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Pink-toned lilac self, not a pink but a very delicate mauve color of 
heavy substance. Beard is very pale yellow. There are few, if any, 
modern Iris which resemble this one in color tone. We regard it as 
one of the loveliest new things and among Mrs. Whiting's best. 
Slightly ruffled, very refined in effect, 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1948; 
AM, 1951. See page 8. 

LIMELIGHT fHo//, '52; Each $5.00 

A canary-yellow to greenish yellow Chantilly, very much larger 
than that famous ruffled and frilled member of the pink strain. 
It is a Sunray seedling, all yellow with a lighter area on the falls. 
One of the most novel Iris we have ever grown and one of the 
most beautiful as well. The lace-like blossoms are produced on 
35-inch stems. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. See page 18. 

LANTANA CDeForesf, '54; Each $10.00 

Very brilliant golden tan, flushed with hues of bright violet and 
blue. As colorful as a Golden Pheasant and, in fact, this would 
have been a very appropriate namel A large flower with broad 
oval falls and heavy yellow beard. 42 inches tall. 

LOTTE LEMBRICH (Lapham, '51) Each $5.00 

Two shades of lilac . . . the standards like some of the "pink" 
lilacs, the falls a deeper, or old-fashioned lilac hue. The beard is 
bright tangerine. Very large, rounded blossoms; truly different. 
37 inches. 



LOUVOIS fCayeux, '36) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Brown, deep, rich and velvety, like the lustrous fur of an animal. 
Breeders are still trying to attain an Iris that will be an improve- 
ment on this distinct French creation. Done in two shades of choco- 
late, it is well illustrated on page 40. Big flowers, medium height. 
HM AIS, 1939. 

LOVELIGHT (Kleinsorge, '51) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Delicate pastel blend of pink and pearl, daintily ruffled at the edges. 
The throat has some fine golden webbing and the beard is bright 
yellow. A frosty sheen covers the entire blossom. Perfect full 
rounded form, flaring slightly. 3 feet tall. 





LOVE STORY (Sapp, '50) Each $2.00 

Flaring flamingo-pink, from Dave Hall's line of pink breeding. A 
perky, well formed flower of good size and a rich shade of pink 
with tangerine beard. Good grower, producing lots of blooms on 
tall and well branched stems. HM AIS, 1950. 

LYNN LANGFORD (Hall, '46) Each $1.00 

Orchid-pink in a deep tint, with golden yellow center. There is no 
veining to detract from the general orchid coloring except that the 
beard is golden yellow. Flowers are large, very flaring in form, 
produced on stout, 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1946: .AM, 1950. 

MAJENICA (Cook, '41) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Distinct and colorful pinkish blend with a tinge of salmon. This is 
a pleasing flower in every way with wide-petaled standards and falls; 
full, rounded and huge in size. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1943. It 
is the flower in the foreground on page 25. 

MALAY (Kleinsorge, '52) Each $3.00 

Rich and brilliant ginger-brown self, the Hat spreading falls harking 
back to Tobacco Road. The Iris has lots of fire and a clump gives 
a vivid brown garden effect whereas most browns ha\e little land- 
scape value. 30 inches tall, good size and free blooming. 

MARATHON (Whiting, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Rich and smooth blending of apricot, buff and rufous orange— a 
glowing color in the garden. It is of moderate height and size, wide 
form and heavy substance. The vigorous free blooming plants make 
it a garden show piece. 

MARY RANDALL f Fay, '57 j Each $12.00 

This deep rose-pink self, with bright tangerine-red beard is a new 
color in Iris. The flowers are large and have a thickness of petal 
seen in few other varieties. Haft is very wide, free from markings. 
The foiTH of this Iris is near perfection and the flowers are well 
spaced along a nicely branched, 36-inch stem. Produces wonderful 
seedlings. Dykes Medal, 1954. Illustrated on page 5. 

MASTER CHARLES (Williamson, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Glowing mulberry-purple, with definite charm and flare to the form. 
Standards are true purple, with blackish sheen blending to brown 
at the base. Falls the same color blended brown at the haft. Beard 
mulberry-purple tipped brown. Brilliant and distinctive, it is 
undoubtedly one of the finest of Longfield introductions. HM AIS, 
1944; AM, 1946. 


MATTIE GATES (Sass, '46) Each $1.50 

Exquisite wax-like blossoms with a pronounced sheen. A cool, soft 
yellow with bright gold on a crisp white heart. A cleaner flower 
than Golden Fleece, taller and larger than Misty Gold. HM AIS, 
1946; AM, 1950. 

MAY HALL (Hall, '54) Each $17.50 

In the opinion of Mr. Hall this is the best flamingo-pink he has 
thus far turned out. The color is clear, clean, and bright, a shade of 
pink which everyone expects in a flower of this hue. Many spread- 
ing blossoms to the stem, good branching, and a vivid beard to set 
it off. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1954. 


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Black Castle 
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Queen's Taste 
Solid Gold 
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Truly Yours 
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Peach Brocade 

Surprise Party 

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Mary Randall 
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"/ do want to express my sincere 
thanks for the grand extra Iris you 
send me year after year ( since 1936) 
with my small order." 

Jane DuBois, 

Bloomington, New York. 

"As always, your Iris are larger, 
finer, and healthier looking than any- 
body I order from. Your gifts are 
always extra nice and are fust what 
I want!" Mrs. R. M. Mundhenk, 
West Point, Georgia. 

"/ received my order of Iris roots 
in excellent condition and they proved 
nicer than I had ever expected, the 
finest roots I have ever received and 
I have ordered from many places. 
Any time I can recommend your Iris 
I will be glad to do so." 

Arthur T. Moore, 
Maysville, Kentucky. 

"It was indeed my great pleasure 
to renew business relations with your 
firm after a lapse of far too many 
years, due to causes beyond my con- 
trol. The small order placed earlier 
and received a few days ago gave me 
cause to realize fust what I had been 
missing. The bonus root was quite 
a surprise and definitely a thrill to 
receive." Mrs. David W. Evans. 

Clarksboro, New Jersey. 




"7 showed the neighbors and said: 
7/ you want Iris, Cooley's is the 
place to get them.' They, as /, were 
a bit hesitant about ordering Oregon 
Iris and transferring them to the hot, 
arid, 102-degree temperatures which 
we have here for weeks at a time. 
Their performance was superb and 
every one bloomed this spring." 

Mrs. L. 0. Cunningham, 

Ellsworth, Kansas. 

'7 have loaned your catalogs to 
friends and trust that it will result 
in orders for you, for I can and do. 
recommend your stock highly." 

Mrs. G. R. Edgerton, 
l'lea=ant Valley, Conn. 

"Received my Iris rhizomes yester- 
day and have never received finer Iris 
from anywhere. They came in per- 
fect condition. If as very pleased with 
them and thanks for the extras ivhich 
I thought I wouldn't be able to af- 

Miss Dorothy Preussner, 
Manchester, Iowa. 

'7 have bought Iris from you for 
5 years now. and you have always 
pleased me. But this time you outdid 
yourself. I have never been more 
pleased. Every rhizome was large, 
healthy, and in every way up to 
Cooley's high standards." 

Mrs. S. E. Powell, 
Princeton, North Carolina. 


Iris Bordered Walk Tn the Stedman Buttrick Garden, Concord, Mass. 


HE first duty of any garden 
flower is to supply color and 
lots of it — and to the degree 
a plant does this one job 
it is either a striking success 
or a flat failure. 
Consider, then, how well the genus Iris fulfills 
this requirement. Do you want a bold splash 
of color that can be seen a block away? Or a 
refined pastel effect that will look positively 
ethereal on a misty morning? You can have 
either — or both, with Iris. 

CHIVALRY As an individual llower or when viewed in a 
clump this celebrated blue rates a front rank position. It is a 
Dykes Medal winner — the highest award possible for any Iris — 
and has won prizes in shows lime alter time both here and abroad. 
Blue Iris provide the periect complement for the yellows, whites, 
creams and pinks. They reflect the blues of the sky . . . 
a garden is lost without blue! Chivalry is now plentiful and is 
priced at only a dollar. 

Garden of Mrs. Preston Corey, Reading, Mass. 

In planning any kind of color effect in the 
garden one needs a flower that is big-hearted, 
lavish with its blooms, easy to care for, adaptable 
to a wide range of climate and soil. It can't 
be too expensive, and it must increase three to 
four fold each year, so the color mass you can 
get from very few plants will be great enough 
in a year or two to be completely satisfying. 
Few garden flowers will meet these stiff 
requirements, but the Iris certainly will, with 
good measure and running over. 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Everybody is talking about the new 
pinic varieties. There are several offered in this catalog at very 
modest prices, but, even so, most people have never seen a 
pink Iris. Many will want to start with the less expensive kinds and 
that is a sensible thing to do. But a few garden folks like the 
thrill and satisfaction of owning and looking forward to 
flowering something exceptional. Here is an Iris that will provide 
tbai thrill! It costs S5.00 and is worth it. 





"/ io want to express my sincere 
thanks for the grand extra Iris you 
send me year after year (since 1936) 
with my small order." 

Jane DuBois, 

Bloomington, New York. 

SAY — 

"As always, your Iris are larger, 
finer, and healthier looking than any- 
body I order from. Your gifts are 
always extra nice and are just what 
I want!" Mrs r m. Mundhenk, 
West Point, Georgia. 

"/ received my order of his roots 
in excellent condition and they proved 
nicer than I had ever expected, the 
finest roots I have ever received and 
I have ordered from many places. 
Any time I can recommend your Iris 
I will be glad to do so." 

Arthur T. Moore, 
Maysville, Kentucky. 

"It was indeed my great pleasure 
to renew business relations with your 
firm after a lapse of far too many 
years, due to causes beyond my con- 
trol. The small order placed earlier 
and received a few days ago gave me 
cause to realize fust what I had been 
missing. The bonus root tvas quite 
a surprise and definitely a thrill to 
receive." Mrs. David W. Evans, 
Clarksboro, New Jersey. 


'7 showed the neighbors and said: 
7/ you want Iris, Cooley's is the 
place to get them.' They, as I, were 
a bit hesitant about ordering Oregon 
Iris and transferring them to the hot, 
arid, lO'2-degree temperatures which 
we have here for weeks at a time. 
Their performance was superb and 
every one bloomed this spring." 

Mrs. L. 0. Cunningham, 

Ellsworth, Kansas. 

"7 have loaned your catalogs to 
friends and trust that it will result 
in orders for you, for I can and do. 
recommend your stock highly." 

Mrs. G. R. Edgerton, 
I'leasant Valley, Conn. 

"Received my Iris rhizomes yester- 
day and have never received finer Iris 
from anywhere. They came in per- 
fect condition, ff^as very pleased with 
them and thanks for the extras which 
I thought I wouldn't be able to af- 

Miss Dorothy Preussner, 
Manchester, Iowa. 

"I have bought Iris from you for 
5 years now, and you have always 
pleased me. But this time you outdid 
yourself. I have never been more 
pleased. Every rhizome was large, 
healthy, and in every way up to 
Cooley's high standards." 

Mrs. S. E. Powell, 
Princeton, North Carolina. 




THAN YOU PAY and you can choose as many kinds 
as you wish ... as long as the order totals ^5 or more, 
and varieties are chosen from those illustrated or listed 
on pages 30 to 41. 

For example, you may choose ^7.50 worth and pay 
just ^5; or pick out ^12 worth and pay ^8. For ^10 
you could select ^15 in value . . . and so on. In other 
words, you make up your list from these next eleven 
pages and then deduct one-third the total price . . . 
minimum order ^5. Do not include Irises not listed 
in these groups. 



'/3 OFF 

Cascade Splendor $1 .00 













Garden Flame 


Cloth of Gold 


Garden Glory 




Garden Magic 


Danube Wave 


Gay Border 


Desert Song 






Good News 




Grand Canyon 




Great Lakes 


El Paso 




Elsa Sass 


Helen McGregor 



AMANDINE Pink Cameo 1.00 Relentless 1.00 

Prairie Sunset .75 Rocket .75 





"Your package arrived today and 1 feel I must 
tell you at once how very pleased / am, not only 
with the fine quality of the rhizomes ( which have 
the longest roots I have ever seen) but with the 
extras you sent. As my order had consisted of a 
five-dollar 'bargain' offer, plus one three-fifty va- 
riety, I did not expect to be treated so royally." 

Mrs. P. G. Busck, 
Allentown, Penna. 

"Just received your package with my order of Iris. 
I am delighted with the size, condition and wonder- 
ful packaging of my bulbs. Many thanks for giving 
my order such attention. Many thanks also for the 
nice extra gift. It is a pleasure to do business with 
a firm such as yours." 

Mrs. H. L. Archinal, 
Dinuba, California. 


'7 was rather amazed that plants coming so far 
could look so fresh when they arrived. Not know- 
ing too much about where to order Iris, we placed 
several small orders this year. Your prompt ship- 
ment and fine plants decided this problem for us 
and we hope to place a much larger order with you 
next year." 

Olive Stewart. 
Amherst, Ohio. 


MAYTIME (Whiting, '50) Each $5.00 

Two tones of bright orchid-pink. This is one of Mrs. Whiting's best— a hand- 
somely formed full flower with lots of color. There is a definite contrast in 
the color of standards and falls, making it a near amoena. 36 inches. HM 
AIS, 1950; AM, 1953. 

MELODY LANE (Hall, '49) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Bright glistening golden apricot, although it came from two flamingo-pink 
seedlings. The color is most attractive and new, with great carrying power in 
the garden. Many of these new shades crop out in the offspring from pink 
parents. The flowers are very large with some ruffling, good fonn and a heavy 
brilliant tangerine beard. Early, with 36-inch stems. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 
1952. See page 11. 

MELLOWGLOW (Whiiing, '42) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Deep peach or apricot, with a flush of pink. A highly ruffled and perfectly 
formed Iris, with very broad and rounded standards and falls. The beard is 
extra heavy and extends far down the fall. HM AIS, 1942. 

MEXICO (Kleinsorge, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Gay and brilliant, a blended bicolor of buff-golden standards and broad, plush- 
like falls of glowing red-brown, bordered and blended golden buff. A per- 
fectly gigantic flower, with the falls slightly crinkled and waved at the edges. 
A blend rather than a variegata. Very late. HM AIS, 1944. See page 36. 

MINNIE COLQUITT (H. Sass, '42) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Massive white plicata. entirely different from all others. It has a broad band 
of wine-purple stitching at the edges of the enormous flaring falls, and this 
same color is repeated in the standards. The whole flower is slightly ruffled. 
A thoroughly fine Iris in every way, and a huskv grower. HM AIS, 1943; 
AM, 1945. See page 38. 

MINUET (Kleinsorge, '49) Each $2.50 

A heavily ruffled and fluted blend, predominantly old gold in color but with 
falls of delicate lavender-blue bordered with old gold. The finely netted haft 
is soft brown, the beard very rich orange. Parentage is Chamois x Cascade 
Splendor and the form of Minuet vei^y closely resembles this latter parent. 
40 inches tall, medium branching. 

MISTY GOLD (Schreiner, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A lovely gold-spangled, lemon colored Iris, lemon toned and gold braided. 
Petals are ruffled and fluted, lacy and brilliant. Three feet tall; slender, well 
branched stems. An unusual and beautiful flower. HM AIS, 1945. See page 41. 

MOLTEN (Craig, '50) Each $3.00 

A big rich self of light burnt sienna, rose and golden ochre, with a small violet 
blaze. Its parentage. Prairie Sunset and Sultan's Robe, gives a hint of the 
magnificent tones inherent in this flower. 34 in. 


MOONLIGHT SONATA (Stevens, '46) Each $1.00 

A remarkable yellow first because it is a soft luminous yellow to sul- 
phur tone, unlike such things as Elsa Sass or Moonlight Madonna. 
Petals are finely notched at the edges and the beard is the same color 
as the rest of the flower. Very distinct and good. Height just under 
three feet. See page 32. 

MORNING BRIGHT fCoo/c, '5?; Each $4.00 

Bright cream and rose bicolor or in some lights, cream and salmon. 
Standards cream tinted pink, falls creamy old rose; deeper rose in the 
central portions. It is most vigorous as a plant, with robust stems and 
flowers of extra large size. Height 40 inches. HM AIS, 1952. 

MRS. DOUGLAS PATTISON (Craig, '50) Each $1.50 

Lovely cornflower-blue .self of beautiful form. The flowers are large 
and have a smooth, enamel-like finish. Semi-flaring with well domed 
standards. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1951. 



MULBERRY ROSE (Schreiner, '41) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Aptly described by tbc name, this Iris is actually something new and 
different in coloring. Very tall stems hold the self-colored blooms 
well aloft, and the branching is good. Most unusual in color, it 
might be termed a deep pinkish mulberry, strongly shaded brown. 
The heavy bronze beard is an added asset. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944. 
Shown on page 39. 

NEW SHOW (Fay, '46) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A white Iris which is neither a warm nor a cold white but is as white 
as new snow. The beard is full and light yellow, adding a great deal 
of life. This is the only color in the flower, as there are no haft 
veinings or markings. Stalk is sturdy and well branched, 40 inches 
tall, the big flowers very much ruffled and flaring. One of the world's 
best while Irises. HM AIS. 1946; AM, 1948. See page 30. 

NORTHWESTERN (Cook, '51) Each $7.50 

Pure royal purple self, including the haft and beard. Flowers are 
large, domed, and the wide falls flare gracefully. Many judges re- 
gard this as the best genuine purple Iris in commerce today. It is a 
huskv grower and a rapid increaser. Many blooms and wide branch- 
ing. HM AIS. 1951; AM, 19.53. 

OLA KALA (J. Sass, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Just now we have an abundance of fine deep yellow Irises, but here 
is one that perhaps outdoes all the others for depth of color and in 
addition it is heavily ruffled. Medium large flowers on nicely 
branched, 36-inch stalks. So yellow it is almost on the orange side. 
HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945; Dykes Medal, 1948. See page 33. 

ORELIO CDeForesf, M7j Each $1.00 

Deep crimson-brown, more red than brown. Obtained from Casa 
Morena crossed with Garden Flame, which will con\ey some idea as 
to the color of this rich Iris. It is large, tall and well branched. 
HM AIS, 1948. 

ORIENTAL GLORY (Salbach, '50) Each $5.00 

Stunning, rich red blend, with mahogany standards and falls ma- 
hogany-brown shading to gold at the haft. The entire center of each 
fall carries a very brilliant blue blaze. DilTerent and well named. 
HM AIS, 1952. Shown on page 17. 

PACEMAKER (Lapham, '50) Each $2.50 

I'ossibly the best red Iris of all. Greig Lapiiam, the originator, has 
spent a score of years breeding reds and this is the finest one we 
have ever grown. The color is uniform in standards and falls with- 
out veins on the haft; a warm red tone, on the orange rather than 
the purple or wine side. The rich beard is bronzy gold. 36 inches 
in height. HM AIS, 1950. 

PAGAN PRINCESS fDoug/as, '48j Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Deep pink to rose to velvety fuchsia-red, with tangerine-red beard. 
The rounded falls are bordered pink, like the standards. Tall, slen- 
der stems but the flowers are of great size. A good contrast with the 

PALE PRIMROSE (Whifing, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

.A late, cool primrose-yellow with a touch of wax-yellow at the haft. 
Of an attractive and useful color, the form of this Iris is its great 
distinctive feature. It is oval, with standards closed and swirled at 
the top; the falls are long but so wide they nearly touch each other, 
the effect is of a huge yellovv rosebud. Vei7 late, high branched 
and tall— most effective in back of a planting. HM .'MS, 1950. 

PALOMINO (Hall, '52) Each $10.00 

Related to the pinks it is a seedling of Hi-Time— the only suggestion 
of pink is in the standards. The falls are pale ivory with an amber- 
copper shoidder and thin band all the way around. Beard is like a 
bonfire, rich, redder and more dominant than the illustration on 
page 23, although this is really a very excellent portrayal of this 
variety. For size, form, substance, branching and truly marvelous 
color this is indeed supreme. Height 3 feet. HM .^IS, 1952; AM, 

PARADISE PINK (Lapham, '50) Each $3.00 

A deep pink Iris of great popularity! Rather late, it is deeper in 
tone than tnost of the Hall "flamingo-pinks" and differs from them 
somewhat in form. It increases exceptionally fast and makes a clump 
with remarkable color value in the garden. The thick beard is deep 
red-orangc. 32 inches. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1952. 

PARTY DRESS (Muhlesfein, '51) Each $3.00 

Charm, personality and quality all wrapped up in one ruffled pink. 
It is well named— a frilly and most lovely affair in true pink with 
contrasting tangerine-red beard. Height 34 inches. HM AIS, 1951; 
AM, 1954. 

PASTELLA CHa//, '53j Each $5.00 

Extra large lavender-rose self, from flamingo-pink parentage. Pas- 
tella is not a pink, however. It is a luscious shade of lavender with 
an all over rosy cast, standards and falls the same color. The beard 
is tangerine-orange. Of medium height and with limited branching, 
but so outstanding otherwise as to attract attention from all visitors. 

PATHFINDER (Whifing, '48) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

A big, broad petaled, pearly rose-pink with very heavy substance. 
Actually a blend, rather than a pink, with some coppery suffusion 
about the haft and style arms. The beard is yellow. Height 36 
inches. HM AIS, 1948, See page 11. 

PATRICE (DeForesf, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A white plicata which we like very much and which we regard as 
different from the many others listed. Standards light cream flushed 
pale rosy lavender; falls sparkling white brushed bright gold across 
the haft which is speckled rose-brown. Refined, clean and very 
brilliant. Tall and large, with all good points. HM AIS, 1946. 
See page 32. 

PEACH BROCADE (Hall, '55) Each $10.00 

Clear golden tan self, the falls flaring and slightly waved. Effect 
is bright old gold. Grows vigorously and makes a beautiful clump 
of rich color. 34 inches. 

PEG DEBAGH (Craig, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A large derivative of Wm. Mohr borne on 45-50 inch stems when 
well grown. The full globe-shaped flowers are immense, with 
broad segments, a clear blue-violet in color. One of the best of 
Mohr Hybrids with typically oncocyclus traits. 

PIERRE MENARD (Faught, '48) Each $2.00 

Finest of the new medium toned blues. The introducer calls it a 
hyacinth-blue, with some of the fine netting in slightly deeper shade 
that distinguishes Great Lakes. Beard is canary-yellow. Very flaring 
in form, large, with broad segments, 36 to 40 inches tall. A very, 
very late Iris. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. Shown on page 10. 

PINK BOUNTIFUL fCoofc, '49j Each $1.50 

Selected as the largest and best of all the orchid-pinks raised by 
Paul Cook. Large, perfectly fomied flowers with broad petals, 
smooth satiny texture and very heavy substance. Husky in growth 
and extremely floriferous, 38 to 40 inches tall. A very beautiful 
Iris! HM AIS, 1951. 

PINK BOUQUET (Hall, '53) Each $5.00 

Deep baby-ribbon-pink with deep orange beard. Produces lots of 
flowers and provides a foamy mound of soft but definite pink. 
Shown in color on page 18. 

PINK CAMEO (Fay, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

One of the new series of "flamingo" pinks— a true pink devoid of 
violet influence— the kind of pink Iris we have all been wishing to 
see. Color is described as pale cameo-pink, a self, with a startling 
tangerine beard, like a tongue of flame on the hafts. An Iris of 
good size, 3 feet in height. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. See page 31. 

PINK FORMAL (Muhlestein, '49) Each $2.00 

Very large, wide petaled deep pink on the salmon side with a deep 
red tangerine beard. The flowers have a thickness of petal rarely 
found in pinks and it produces excellent seedlings. HM AIS, 1949; 
AM, 1951. 

PINK PLUME (Schreiner, '51) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

A self colored orchid-pink, large, lighter and more pink than 
Dreamcastle, which it somewhat resembles. Because of its clean 
color and extra "carrying power," we think it is one of the best 
introductions of the past few seasons. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1952; 
AM, 1954. 

PINK REFLECTION (Cook, '42) Each 75c 

Chamois-skin-pink self, a peculiar and enchanting shade unlike 
anything else. There seems to be a fleeting buff undertone. A crisp 
and clean cut flower, flaring in form, with very heavy texture. The 
beard is lemon. Height 3 feet; very late. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. 

PINK SENSATION (David Hall, '48) Each $2.50 

From the garden of the world's foremost breeder of pink Irises we 
selected this new creation when it first flowered in the spring of 
1946. True delicate light pink, without any influence of lilac or 
salmon tones, and sporting the famous tangerine or orange-red 
beard, it is just the kind of pink Iris you have been wanting. PINK 
SENSATION is a large flower, full and rounded in form, with 
laciniated petal edges. Extremely early— one of the very first of the 
tall bearded to come into flower. Height about 33 inches. HM AIS, 
1950; AM, 1952. Shown on page 13. 

PINNACLE (Stevens, '49) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

With standards of clear sparkling white and well formed broad falls 
of clean primrose-yellow this is really something new in Iris. Bred 
in New Zealand; it is a good grower with perfect branching on 3-foot 
stems. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951. Illustrated on page 13. 

PORT WINE f Sass, '50j Each $5.00 

Deep wine-red standards shot with white, the falls broad and 
rounded with an almost solid border of wine-purple. The color is 
sharp and vivid— a qualitv missing in many plicatas with less heavy 
pattern. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953. 


PRAIRIE SUNSET (H. Sass, '39) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

All that has been said about this gorgeous Sass creation is true, but 
it simply has to be seen to be realized. The blendings of peach, 
apricot, rose, copper and gold are so well done that one is at a loss 
to describe it adequately. A fine big flower that will give you a 
thrill every time vou look at it. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1941; Dykes 
Medal, 1943. See page 35. 

PRETENDER fCooic, '51) Each $7.50 

The best of a series of "blue-failed variegatas" from the originator 
of Amigo, Indiana Night. Pink Bountiful, Dreamcastle, Tranquil 
Moon and a multitude of famed varieties. Standards are soft yellow, 
falls solid velvety blue-purple with narrow lighter margin. Genuinely 
different! 35 inches tall with large flowers. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1955. 

PRETTY QUADROON (Kleinsorge, '48) Each $3.50 

Smooth, metallic, light copper-brown or pale tan, with a hint of 
lavender and gold as an undertone. The flowers are of faultless 
form— wide hafts, spreading falls and large, closed standards. The 
beard is bro^sTi. It is a color most difficult to describe but it has 
much more life and attraction than these coppei7 tans usually 
provide. Height 33 to 36 inches. It is shown on page 17. HM AIS, 
1948; AM, 1950. 

PROSPECTOR (Kleinsorge, '50) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Shown on page 8. Deepest golden yellow— almost an orange— with 
the falls carrying a bold patch of clean ivory-white. For combined 
depth of color and brilliance at the same time PROSPECTOR has 
no equal amongst the yellows. The amply large flowers are pro- 
duced abundantly; they are well formed with widely flaring falls and 
closed standards. Height about 34 to 36 inches. Of the many first 
rate yellow Iris available these days there are none quite like this 
one. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. 

QUECHEE (Knowlton, '50) Each $2.50 

A handsome garnet-red self. Standards are cupped, the falls flaring 
and rounded and the bronze beard is thick and heavy. It is one of 
the reddest and is an easy grower, producing its brilliant flowers on 
36-inch stalks. HM AIS, 1950. Pictured on page 15. 

QUEEN'S TASTE (Douglas, '52) Each $7.50 

Lavender-pink standards with a strong mid-rib. The falls are a 
blended rose to violet-red, the entire flower full and very large in 
size. Everyone is attracted to it and wants to know all about it. New 
and different. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. See page 22. 

RADIATION (Hall, '48) Each $3.00 

A pleasing tone of orchid-pink, the standards and falls the same 
color, with a remarkable deep tangerine beard and burnt orange 
glow at the heart. Standards of the large flowers are domed, the falls 
semi-flaring and very wide. A more intensely colored flower than 
Cherie or Heritage, it produces a most vivid pink garden picture. 
Heavy substance and sturdy growth on 32-inch, well branched 
stalks. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. See page 48. 

RAINBOW ROOM fSass, '46j Each $1.50 

A multi-colored blend with almost all of the tints of the rainbow. 
Standards are yellow to light buff, falls yellowish at the edges, 
merging into violet and deepening to metallic blue at the end of the 
beard. Standards are frilled and the falls are nicely ruffled. 3 feet. 
HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1951. Shown on page 9. 

RAJAH BROOKE (Norton, '45) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Rich topaz-yellow standards shot with bronze; the falls deep pigeon- 
blood-red. Haft solidly colored, clear into the throat, giving the 
flower an extra rich effect. Not brilliant and garish. Rajah Brooke 
is an Iris in luxurious, subdued hues remindful of an Oriental rug. 
HM AIS, 1946. In color on page 34. 

RANGER (Kleinsorge, '43) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Dark but very bright, almost true crimson-red. A decided self, with 
long, cone-shaped, closed standards and wide falls of glossy velvet. 
Bronze-orange beard on a brownish toned haft, with very little 
venation. One of the last to bloom, a sure producer of flowers and 
lots of them, with straight stems and fine branching. Vei7 large, 
36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. Shown on page 35. 

RASPBERRY RIBBON (Schreiner, '51) Each $4.00 

If you like the plicata Minnie Colquitt you will exclaim over this 
redder, more contrasty, more brilliant improvement. The standards 
are almost completely raspberry -red, the falls gleaming white in the 
center of a surrounding band matching the standards. Beard is 
orange. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1955. Illustrated on page 19. 

RED VALOR (Nicholls, '39) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A superb red that gleams like a ruby; domed standards, semi-flaring 
falls. The sleek finish resembles polished leather, the beard is bronzy 
gold. Rich, colorful and imposing. HM AIS, 1940; AM. 1943. 

REDWYNE CA^cKee, '45) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Deep but bright mahogany-red self. The medium size flowers are 
solidly colored, including a smooth haft and the finish is particularly 
velvety. Beard is bronze-gold. One of the "reddest" Irises, espe- 
cially brilliant in the garden. HM AIS, 1945. 

REHOBETH (Deforest, '53) Each $17.50 

Palest sky-blue— almost the lightest shade of blue imaginablel Of 
such perfect form and thick texture that it appears to be wrought 
from porcelain. The blooms measure seven inches and over. We 
have just a few rhizomes. HM AIS, 1954. 

RELENTLESS (Cook, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Solid deep red with color pure and rich throughout the whole flow- 
er, even extending over the hafts. Medium large in size with excel- 
lent substance and texture; it does not fade or spot. Yellow beard. 
Over three feet tall, blooming midseason to late. HM AIS, 1950. 

RICH RAIMENT (Craig, '49) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

One of the newest "fancy" plicatas, with such an all-over pattern as 
to appear as a solid rich red-brown. The under color is creamy 
yellow-buff, completely threaded and dotted with heavy pattern of 
deep burgundy-red-brown. A big flower on 34-inch stems. HM AIS, 
1950. See page 14. 

ROCKET (Whiting, '45) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Here is an Iris the name of which is truly indicative of its rise to 
fame. An orange self, the standards pure deep chrome and the falls 
orange-chrome almost to the edge. There is a burnished finish on 
the falls which lends extra depth to the color. Ideal form, nice 
branching and grows to 3 feet. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. 

RODEO (Deforest, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Brighter color in the same pattern as Tiffanja and much larger than 
that distinct and popular Iris. Standards clear gold, falls white, 
edged with gold. Style arms are gold and the beard brown tipped 
with gold. The light marking, or stitching, is brown. As big and 
conspicuous as a "ten-gallon" hat, hence the name. HM AIS, 1949. 
Shown on page 14. 

ROSA BARONE CLap/iam, '5?; Each $5.00 

An enticing new IrisI A soft pink over cream self much on the 
order of the Dr. Van Fleet Rose, with a small short tangerine beard. 
The shade of pink has also been described as similar to the Peony 
Therese. Of good size and it does not fade in the sun. 37 inches. 

ROSABELLA fK/emsorge, '5]; Each $2.00 

A rampant growing deep rose-red self, the haft flushed metallic 
copper. The same coppery suffusion extends into the base of the 
standards also. Beard is prominent and a dull bronze-orange in 
color. Falls are extra broad and flare out widely; the standards are 
likewise very large and held erect. A dominant garden flower with 
loads of color, very early. Height 4 feet. HM AIS, 1952. 

ROSEDALE (Hall, '52) Each $3.00 

Much ruffled salmon-pink blend, the falls held squarely horizontal. 
A two-year clump is a mass of bloom. It is very late, about 30 inches 
in height, ideal for the front of the border. HM AIS. 1954. 

ROYAL SOVEREIGN (Stevens, '51) Each $3.00 

Brilliant golden orange with a burnished overlay of metallic bronze. 
A smoother and cleaner Iris than Rocket, with much the same color 
effect and it does not bum in the sun. Very large, on 38-inch stems. 
HM AIS. 1953. 

RUBIENT (Whiting, '42) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A taller, much redder Amigo. Standards are rich pansy-purple, very 
brilliant; the falls blackish red-purple with a neat edge the same 
tone as the standards. Stems reached a height of over 40 inches in 
our garden. See page 36. 

RUSSET WINGS (Wills, '46) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Smoothly blended big flowers of gold, copper and apricot— a russet 
colored self. Form is faultless, with standards perfectly held and 
flaring falls ruffled at the edges. Height 38 inches. HM ,A.IS, 1946; 
AM, 1952. See page 37. 

RUTH (Innes, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A distinct two-toned yellow, a cross of Ola Kala and Gold Ruffles. 
Domed standards are deep solid yellow, the falls slightly lighter and 
shading to cream in the center. Edges of the falls are heavily fringed 
and crinkled. 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1951. 

SABLE (Cook, '38) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

.Almost black; a uniform shade of deepest blue-black-violet, with 
blue beard. Sable has every attribute that a fine Iris should possess; 
large size, reasonably tall stalks, thick substance and a wonderfully 
lustrous sheen. Everybody wants Sable. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1940. 
See page 41. 


SALAMONIE (Cook, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

E.vquisiie light pink blend, richly yet delicately colored, 
combining the best features of its parents, Majenica and 
Pink Reflection. .\ self in garden effect, the flowers hold- 
ing their color well in any weather. Standards light pink- 
ish cinnamon; falls light congo-pink; flowers 5 inches in 
diameter. A strong grower and free bloomer. HM AIS, 

SAN ANTON E fK/e/nsorge, '47 j Each $1.00 

A deep tan or sand-brown self, imposing in size and man- 
ner of growth, with extra broad falls and beautiful form. 
The immense buds unfold into huge flowers perfectly 
spaced, many to the stem. Just enough ruffling to lend 
grace. HM .\lS, 1948. 

SARAH LEE SHIELDS fGraves, '5 Jj Each $1.50 

An alabaster-white with very broad petals, growing to 40 
inches tall on ideally branched stems. The blooms are 
gracefully ruffled and can7 a heavy gold beard. HM ,\IS, 

SAVAGE (Craig, '49) 

Broadly flaring flower in a new and different shade 
red— a subtle blending of bronze and magenta. 
A real eye catcher with brilliant color hard to de 
scribe. 34 inches tall. HM AIS, 1951. 

SEAFARER (Buftrick, 49) 

Each $4.00 

I he name suggests the clear blue waters of tlie si m 
and it is most appropriate. A true deep blue sell 
free from the veining so prevalent in many bliu 
Iris. Standards are domed and the falls flare out 
handsomely. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1949. 

SKY RANGER (Hall, '48) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Very tall— up to 54 inches— this stately and heavily 
ruffled mediinn blue dominates the Iris 
garden. The three-way branched stems 
open one flower each at a time, excellently 
spaced. The flowers are large, of very at- 
tractive form and good substance. It is so strong and 
orous that it has held up in storms when shorter 
smaller varieties have gone down. HM AIS. 1949; 

SNOW FLURRY fRees, '39) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Standards pure icy white beautifully ruffled. Falls big, 
broad and pure white. They are waved and crimped at 
the edges, semi-flaring and abundantly produced on stems 
reaching 4 feet. Early and long lasting. Note the color 
plate on page 40. 

SOLID GOLD CK/emsorge, '57 j Each $7.50 

The deepest vellow imaginable, without actually being 
orange rather than yellow. Huge in size, very wide at the 
haft, ideally formed and supremely branched. Height over 
3 feet. It is the parent of Full Reward and Front Page. 
HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. See page 16. 

SOLID MAHOGANY (J. Sass, '44) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This grand new red is one of the finest dark Irises of recent 
years. Beautifully formed, the color is aptly described by 
the name. No haft venation and a deep bronze-gold beard 
accent the richness of the plush-like falls. Height 3 feet. 
HM AIS, 1944; AM. 1947. Shown in color on page 41. 

SPANISH FANDANGO (Kleinsorge, '51) Each $3.00 
A swirling anil rullly affair in brilliant coppery yellow am 
vivid chestnut-red. Those familiar with the variety Mexico 
will recognize this as a lively improvement on that popular 
and distinct Iris. Spanish Fandango is a rampant grower, 
easily reaching 4 feet, with plenty of good wide branching 
and lots of big frilled blossoms. All eyes will be upon it! 
HM AIS, 1952. 


SPANISH PEAKS (Loomis, '47) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

One of the really great new Irises of the day, from the hybridizer 
who gave the world the famous Elmohr. Spanish Peaks may prove 
to be the supreme white of all— a pure clean flower of immense 
proportions. It has everything, including giant size, graceful form, 
tall stems and perfect branching. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. 

SPOTLIGHT (Sch reiner, '52) Each $5.00 

A rich golden orange-yellow of impressive size and stature with 
wonderful branching and flowers of ideal form. There is a bright 
patch of white on each fall, just below the beard. Certainly a 
spotlight in the garden! 40 inches. 

STARSHINE (Wills, '49) Each $2.50 

Subtle pastel shades of cream, buff and muted blue, blended into a 
pearly combination for those who like soft colors. Falls flare out 
horizontallv and the branching is wide, giving it the reputation as 
• the Iris of most perfect form." HM AIS. 1949: AM. 1951. 

STATEN ISLAND (K. Smith, '47) 

Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Generallv regavdeil as the finest true variegata of all. Standards 
bright golden yellow, falls velvety red. edged with a \cr\ n^rvo^^ 
band of gold. 38 inches tail. H^i AIS. 1948: AM. 1051. 



Everybody is Talking 

about these brand new lusciously colored Iris with the deep red-orange 

beards. Their parentage includes the very best and most distinct 

new Hall pinks and apricots such as Ballerina, Vanity Fair, Pink Sensation, 

Palomino, Dolly Varden, Tally-Ho, Happy Birthday, May Hall. 

What is a "Seedling"? It is just the same as any other Iris, except 

that it has not been named. Rhizomes are full size, have bloomed 

and should bloom well for you next spring. 

Flowers shown here were selected at random to indicate wide range 
of shades and shapes you will get. While it is not possible for us 
to fill orders for any certain blossom, 
you may be sure that you will 
be delighted with all 
of them. 


SUNSET BLAZE (Kleinsorge, '48) Each $1.50 

A tall and huge golden flame-salmon blend, almost a red, but with 
so much of the gold influence in it that it is not really a red Iris. 
You have seen the sun look much like this just before it sinks over 
the horizon. Both standards and falls are extra large and the haft 
and beard are bright golden yellow. A most impressive flower, 
blooming very early on widely branched stalks reaching 42 inches. 
Winner of the President's Cup at the AIS convention in 1949. 
HM AIS, 1949; AM. 1951. See page 9. 

SURPRISE PARTY (Kleinsorge,' 55) Each $10.00 

A new combination of colors— rosy lavender standards and golden 
apricot falls— pastel hues with definite contrast and strong garden 
value. The originator has been breeding this line for years and this 
is the first introduction of this series. Good sized flowers on extra 
well branched 3-foot stems. 


STORM WARNING (Schreiner, '53) Each $7.50 

This new "black" has both great size and a 36-inch stalk to set it 
apart from most of its competitors. The color tends to the red-black 
rather than the blue-black of many of our other dark ones. A 
sumptuous sheen and perfect form are added fine qualities. The 
beard is deep bronze. HM AIS, 1954. 

SULTAN'S ROBE (Salbach, '45) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Something different in the way of Oriental coloring— standards 
Van Dyke red to deep old rose; falls the same with golden overlay, 
especially on the upper half. There is a dash of violet-blue in the 
center of each fall. 36 inches tall. HM AIS. 1946. 

SYLISTA (Mitchell, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Wax-like ivory-white with clean cut yellow shoulders and bright 
vellow beard. Lovely in its own right, it combines perfectly with any 
of the pure whites or yellows. The large flowers are rather rounded 
in form, the stems widely branched and 3 feet in height. A real 

SYLVIA MURRAY fNorfon, '44) Each 75c 

Derived from Great Lakes crossed with Shining Waters, lighter in 
color than either of the parents and with the silvery smoothness of 
pale blue silk. Enormous flowers, 40-inch stems, altogether a grand 
blue Iris. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1949. 

TALLY-HO CHa//, '49; Each $5.00 

The upper part of the falls is close to the deep coloring seen in 
bright fuchsia colored Orchids. The domed standards and lower 
part of the falls are lighter. This is something new, pleasing and 
different! The 32-inch stems are stout but a little closely branched 
for such large flowers. HM AIS, 1950. 

TECHNICOLOR (Whiiing, '50) Each $3.50 

One of the "reddest" of the reds— a seedling of Garden Glory. 
Brighter and nearer to true red than the parent, it is also taller than 
that fine variety. A heavy bloomer and fast increaser. 

TEMPLE BELLS (Hall, '52) Each $7.50 

A larger and more metallic colored Hi-Time— a sort of apricot-yellow 
with no peachy undertone. The blooms are extra large, the falls 
flaring 'way out and then drooping gracefully with a slight ruffle. 
Note the heavy red-orange beard. A seedling of Dolly Varden, con- 
sidered by Mr. Hall as his finest golden apricot self. 36 inches, well 
branched. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. See page 17. 

SUMMIT fSfevens, '5i; Each $3.00 

Pure white standards and falls of rich yellow mark this as a more 
contrasting Pinnacle. The style arms carry a deep yellow stain 
which matches tiie beard. 40 inches tall. 

SUNRAY (Hall, '50) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A large ruffled light yellow of quite ideal form and extra heavy 
substance. One parent is the pink Floradora. These pinks give a 
sheen and brilliance to their offspring rarely found in yellows. The 
36-inch stems and branching are excellent. It is a fast increaser, 
hardy and an outstanding parent for ruffled pinks and yellows. A 
well grown stem of Sunray is well nigh the perfect Iris. HM AIS, 

THE ADMIRAL (Hall, '41) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

An intense blue, deeper than medium blue, but not really a dark 
shade. The form, finish and substance are outstanding. Withstands 
either sun, wind or rain equally well, lasts long in bloom and makes 
a wonderful garden clump. Bluish beard lends depth to the color. 
HM AIS. 1940; AM, 1944. See page 38. 

THE CAPITOL (Maxwell-Norton, '45) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Combination of gleaming cream-white standards and falls with the 
most brilliant flame-orange beard and haft. Texture of the petals 
is Magnolia-like, beautifully formed, and the "house afire" beard 
lies on the falls like a gorgeous caterpillar. Tall growing and splen- 
didly branched. HM AIS, 1946. 


THE MAD HATTER (Lyon, '51) Each $4.00 

Deep velvety maroon-red, the falls having a blackish overlay. The 
beard is a rich orange. Produced from a cross of Ranger x Cordovan, 
it carries the fine qualities of both parents. Large flowers, many to 
each 24-inch stem. HM AIS, 1951. 

THE RED DOUGLAS (J. Sass, '37) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Simply colossal in size, smooth and heavy as a piece of richest plush. 
Deep rosy wine-red, solid at haft, with a brownish cast near center; 
beard rich orange. Not the reddest Iris but the coloring is gorgeously 
deep and intense. Dykes Medal, 1941. 

THOTMES III (Kleinsorge, '50) Each $5.00 

Years ago we introduced Tobacco Road. Since then the Kleinsorge 
"browns" have become known and grown the world over . . . deep 
browns, pale tans, sultry blends in many hues. This one is medium 
light in tone, a smooth self of glistening golden tan with a light bronze 
beard. It is a gigantic Iris with extra broad falls and heavy texture. 
40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. Shown on page 16. 

THREE CHEERS (Cook, '45) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

An amazingly brilliant bicolor similar to Amigo in pattern, but tall— 
42 inches— and richer and bolder in contrast. Standards blue-white; falls 
semi-flaring with narrow border like the standards. A Wa- 
bash seedling. HM AIS, 1946. 

THREE OAKS (Whiting, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This massive rose-pink blend opened the eyes of all the judges 
last season. Huge in size, beautifully blended tones of rose- 
pink and copper, and on very tall stems. Lasts over an extra 
long period. Height 40 inches. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1949. 

TIFFANJA (Deforest, '42) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A unique plicata, having good form and thick substance. 
Smooth ancl clean cut; standards colonial buff; falls creamy 
white, definitely bordered buff, brushed at the haft and 
speckled aroimd the border with light brown. This is a big 
flower, 42 inches tall. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. Shown in 
color on page 33. 

TOAST AN' HONEY (Kleinsorge, '53) Each $15.00 

An altogether different tan and brown Iris from the originator 
of such things as Tobacco Road, El Paso, San .Antone. Good 
News, Bryce Canyon and Thotmes III. A full and generously 
proportioned flower, with wide segments, the falls flaring and 
waved at the edges. General color is rich light golden brown, 
like butter and honey, and the falls are shaded deeper toast- 
brown, especially on the edges and near the hafts. It is of 
stocky build, well branched, with very large blooms produced 
on 32-inch stems. HM AIS, 1955. See page 24. 

TOP FLIGHT (Hall, '53) Each $5.00 

A more deeply colored Temple Bells (see page 17). more apricot 
than yellow. Standards and falls are practically the same shade but 
the beard is fiery orange-red and very thick and heavv. Many visitors 
prefer it over Temple Bells. Height 34 inches. HM AIS. 1953; 
AM, 1955. 

TOURNAMENT (Wills, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Luminous rose-purple, a brilliant color effect in a very late variety. 
The flowers are large in size and are produced on 40-inch, heavy 
stems. HM AIS. 1948. 

TRANQUILITY (Fay, '50) Each $2.50 

This very large milk-white flower is carried on perfectly branched, 
strong stems 38 inches tall. The haft is wide and clean and the 
beard is white. Some judges regard it as the best of all whites. 
HM AIS. 1950; AM, 1953. 


TOBACCO ROAD (Kleinsorge, '42) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

When this Iris first opened in Dr. Kleinsorge's garden, it was so 
different, so remarkable in both color and form, that we lost all 
interest in the many other splendid seedlings in the same garden. 
Tobacco Road is a golden tobacco-brown self. Standards upright, 
almost closed, with heavy midribs. Falls are broad, wide at the haft 
and held stiffly horizontal. Height 32 to 36 inches, good branching. 
HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. 



TRANQUIL MOON fCooJc, '48; Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A most novel thing with light yellow to deep cream standards and 
silvery white falls bordered the yellow of the standards. Hafts like- 
wise shaded yellow. The falls of this Iris are extra wide and flare 
out almost flat, as in Tobacco Road and Ballet Dancer. Large, thick 
petaled and sparkling. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1950. See page 39. 

TRULY YOURS (Fay, '49) Each $7.50 

The heart of this spectacular creation is bright yellow, shading off 
to almost white at the top of the standards and the bottom of the 
falls. The entire flower is ruffled and edged in lace, like Chantilly. 
Unopened buds are yellow, because the under sides of the falls are 
yellow although faced white on top! Gigantic in size, 38 inches tall; 
very late. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951; Dykes Medal, 1953. Shown 
on page 22. 

TWENTY GRAND fNorfon, '53) Each $5.00 

A cross of Chantilly and Rainbow Room. Standards are glistening 
yellow, the edges heavily crinkled; falls sort of orchid-lilac color 
shading to golden tan at the margins. Fringes of the falls are 
notched and crinkled like Chantilly. The beard is orange. 36 
inches, well branched. 

TWILIGHT SKY (Fay, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A pink of exceptional form and substance with pink buds and red 
beard. Parentage is Pink Cameo x Floradora. Mr. Fay considers this 
the best out of hundreds of seedlings raised for clear pinks. It is of 
lovely form and tailored appearance, a soft, clean, clear pink with 
red tinged beard. 35 inches tall. HM AIS, 1950. 

VANITY FAIR (Hall, '51) Each $5.00 

Clear medium true pink, very smooth and tailored in appearance. 
Near the color of Cherie. perhaps, but really does not resemble it. 
This is almost an ideal flamingo-pink Iris, with lots of color, stems 
at least three feet in height, beautiful form and a very fiery tan- 
gerine beard. It is very late. Cherie x Fantasy. HM AIS. 1952. 
Illustrated on page 17. 

VICE-REGAL (Miles, '46) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Here is one of the most richly colored seedlings we have ever grown. 
The standards and falls are almost identical in color, but the velvet 
of the latter makes them appear slightly deeper. Scarcely any haft 
markings— a supreme shade of glowing bronzy red-purple with 
bronze beard. 33 inches tall. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1951. Shown on 
page 40. 

VOODOO (Kleinsorge, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A very dark combination of rich chocolate-brown standards and 
blackish red-brown falls, the entire flower crimped and rufifed at 
the edges. The broad falls are held stiffly horizontal and the wide 
standards appear close together and erect. Average size, medium 
height. A very rich piece of color and an abundant bloomer. It is 
a sister seedling to Pretty Quadroon. Illustrated on page 35. 

WABASH (Williamson, '37) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Pure white standards and rich velvety deep violet falls bordered 
white— the most striking amoena of all. Very tall, branched above 
the middle of the stalk with a profusion of large, slightly ruffled 
blossoms. The color plate on page 40 shows this popular Iris in 
perfect detail. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1938. Awarded the Dykes Medal 
in 1940. 

WEDDING BOUQUET (Buffrick, '52) Each $8.00 

Looking for a white that has distinction? This ruffled newcomer has 
chartreuse buds which unfold into gorgeous pure white flowers leav- 
ing the unique color of the buds on the under side of the petals. 
This gives the entire blossom a hint of cool greenish ivory. 35 
inches. HM AIS, 1952. 

WELCOME GUEST (Linse, '52) Each $7.50 

This is a zippy, flaring Iris of amber-gold, smooth and lovely. The 
fine flaring flowers improve with age and hot sun! Somewhere within 
the color range of Inca Chief, but taller and of different form. 
38 inches. 

WHISPERS (Linse, '51) Each $2.50 

A soft and lovely colored Iris with ruffled standards of chrome-yellow 
and flaring falls of amber-white. A reverse amoena with good habits. 
42 inches tall. HM AIS, 1952. 

WHITE SPRITE CCassebeer, '51 ; Each $3.50 

A brand new and most distinct snow-white, including the beard. 
The flowers are delicately ruffled and the broad falls almost touch 
each other. They flare straight out and the standards appear as a 
white ruffled ball setting on a white plate. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 
1952. See page 19. 

WINTER CARNIVAL (Schreiner, '41) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A fine hardy white, bred in Minnesota. Widely flaring falls, snow- 
white in color, the throat heavily tinted gold. Branching is excellent 
and the stout stems hold the big blooms well aloft. This is one of 
our best whites. HM AIS, 1942. 

ZANTHA (Fay, '47) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

A very large deep yellow self, clear and clean, with a rich yellow 
beard and no haft markings. Perfection in form, tailored and flaring, 
the 3-foot stems widely branched. This Iris won the President's Cup 
in 1947. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1952. 

ZEBRA (Pallida variegafa) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The only Iris with leaves tipped creamy yellow and green. Excellent 
for a foliage accent in the border and, as shown on page 46, it lends 
itself particularly well to some types of flower arrangements. Bears 
lavender-blue blossoms but its chief value lies in its novel foliage. 




While it is tiiie that Iris arc among the easiest of all plants to grow, anyone 
who plans to grow e\en a few Irises shoiikt not be content to achieve merely 
indifferent results. Most Irises will succeed well in any type of soil from almost 
pure sand to stiff clay. Where one may choose, a medium heavy, fairly well 
enriched soil — in other words, ordinary good garden soil— is to be preferred. Go 
easy on fertilijers. especially animal fertilizer; this sometimes promotes lush 
growth and eventual rot! Bone meal, well worked in. is safe, and good. 

Don't plant in deeply shaded situation.s. and avoid places where roots of large 
trees or big shrubs rob the soil of plant food and moisture. Be sure drainage 
is good. 

riant at least two feet apart; after hrst year, sparse appearance will have 
\anished. If immediate effect is desired, plant in groups of three of a kind, 
about a foot apart, the groups ;it 3-foot intervals. 

Foi detailed information on Leaf Spot, Iris Borer and full cultural instructions, 
drop us a post card ami ask for our 3-page leaHet on "Culture of Bearded Iris." 
It will be sent without charge to anyone recpiesting it. 

A new product has come to the front in combating borer. So many people have 
used it successfully that we are glad to recommend it to our customers. Write 
to Gray Landscape Architects, 102 Bloomingdale Road. Itasca, Illinois, for. Gray's 
Iris Borer Lradicatoi . I'int bottle. $1.73; quart. $2.75, postage prepaid. 


For Garden Clubs and other interested grou])s. we suggest the following two 
sources for programs of Iris in color: 

The .American Iris Society 
Franklin Road, 
Brentwood. Tenn. 

Dr. Philip G. Corliss 
Somerton, Arizona 

Write to either or both for further information and advise the dates desired. 

On Their Way /o You? We Have 25 Acres Just Like This 


IRIS will be shipped beginning July 1st and continue through the 
summer and early fall. Larliest shipments will go to those who simph 
MUST have the plants early, but it is cjb\iously impossible for us to 
deliver thousands of orders at the outset. During July and .August w^e 
will ship constantly in the setpience as received. Your success is assured 
if planted anv time during this period. !)ut eaily ordering is advisable 
to avoid stock being sold shoit. 

TRANSPORTATION is by prepaiil paicel post or express, whichever 
we deem most expedient. Be sure to state your express office if 
different from postal address. 

TERMS are cash with the order, either check, draft or money order. 
We do not advise the enclosure of currency with your order. N'o CCD. 
shipments— this adds to cost and in\ol\es red tape for you and for us. 

TKis catalog is free to all customers of 
record over a 2-year period, otherwise 
copies may be obtained for 25c and this 
amount deducted from your first order. 

WE GUARANTEE all plants to be true to name, top quality and 
si/e, free from insect pests and disease, and to reach you in a live and 
healthy condition. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, 
please notify us promptly. 

TO CUSTOMERS IN CANADA: We ship many orders to Canada 
every year. There is a simple procedure which all Canadians must 
follow, however, in order to import Iris or other plant material. Make 
out the list of items wanted, state name and address of firm you are 
ordering from and send it to the Plant Import Division of your Depart- 
ment of Agriculture at Ottawa. They in turn will send you a pemiit 
number and labels. Then you send vour order, including the permit 
label, to us in the usual way. 

MINIMUM ORDER— $3.00— NO C.O.D.'s 
No Shipments Made During Spring Months 
Fall Shipping Season Closes In Late October 

IRIS FOR 1956 


Silverton, Oregon 

The new Iris EVELYN BYE is shown on 
the right . . . see page 4. 

Below is a border scene in our own dis- 
play garden, featuring Iris, Lupines, and 
Hybrid Peonies. This same garden appears 
on the front cover, with more intimate cor- 
ners also on pages 2 and 51.